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Advances in Psychological Science    2019, Vol. 27 Issue (9) : 1643-1655     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01643
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Job crafting in late career stage and successful aging at work
Zhongjun WANG1(),Liyao ZHANG1,Yinyin YANG1,Renhua WANG1,Yisheng PENG2
1 School of Psychology, Central China Normal University; Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior, Ministry of Education; Key Laboratory of Human Development and Mental Health of Hubei Province, Wuhan 430079, China
2 Department of Psychology, Hofstra University, New York 11549, USA
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As the world’s population is increasingly aging, the proportion of older workers in the labor force continues to increase. The successful aging at work adopts a positive perspective to understand the aging process at work. It points out that older employees not only can adapt well to the changes of themselves and work, but also can continuously contributes to the organization, which can help ease the challenges posed by the aging workforce and the shortage of young labor force. Job crafting involves proactive behaviors at work. By interacting with individual and environmental factors, it can effectively help older employees secure sustainable person-environment fit, manage resources effectively, and adapt to aging and work-related changes. Job crafting can lead to many positive work outcomes in the late career stage, and thus ultimately help older workers age successfully at work. It is recommended that future research should pay attention to the conceptualization and measurement of successful aging at work and job crafting, based on which researchers could further investigate the effect of job crafting on employees’ successful aging at work and the underlying mechanisms. Intervention studies on job crafting and successful aging at work are also recommended.

Keywords older employees      successful aging at work      job crafting      aging     
PACS:  B844  
Corresponding Authors: Zhongjun WANG     E-mail: wangzj@mail.ccnu.edu.cn
Issue Date: 24 July 2019
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Zhongjun WANG,Liyao ZHANG,Yinyin YANG, et al. Job crafting in late career stage and successful aging at work[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2019, 27(9): 1643-1655.
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