Bridge employment and full retirement intentions: the role of person-environment fit

Khaled Lahlouh (Aix-Marseille Université, CERGAM EA 4225 – Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management – IAE, Marseille, France)
Delphine Lacaze (Aix-Marseille Université, CERGAM EA 4225 – Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management – IAE, Marseille, France)
Richard Huaman-Ramirez (EM Strasbourg Business School, Strasbourg, France)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Publication date: 24 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between different categories of person–environment (P–E) fit and two types of retirement intentions (i.e. full retirement and bridge employment).

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from a convenience sample of 357 executives aged 50 and over, employed in French private sector companies. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling.

Findings

Perceptions of value congruence at vocational level and needs and supplies fit at organizational and job levels were positively related to the intention to hold bridge employment after retirement. The fit between older worker’s abilities and job demands was positively related to the two types of retirement intentions.

Originality/value

The complexity of retirement transition is taken into account with the introduction of two types of retirement intentions. P–E fit is shown to be an antecedent of career intentions after retirement.

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Citation

Lahlouh, K., Lacaze, D. and Huaman-Ramirez, R. (2019), "Bridge employment and full retirement intentions: the role of person-environment fit", Personnel Review, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-02-2018-0067

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