Competencies of older workers and its influence on career success and job satisfaction

Sophie Hennekam (ESC La Rochelle School of Business, La Rochelle, France and IRGO, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France)

Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Publication date: 8 February 2016



The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of the competencies motivation, integrity and social skills on both intrinsic and extrinsic career success.


In total, 1,112 individuals aged 45 or above registered at a job agency specialized in older employees in the Netherlands filled out a survey. The results were analyzed using multiple regression.


The three competencies had a positive relationship with intrinsic career success (job satisfaction). Motivation and social skills were also positively related to extrinsic career success, while integrity was unrelated.


The influence of competencies on career success of older workers has received only little attention from researchers.



Hennekam, S. (2016), "Competencies of older workers and its influence on career success and job satisfaction", Employee Relations, Vol. 38 No. 2, pp. 130-146.

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