Aging and training and development willingness: employee and supervisor mindsets

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 28 June 2011

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Van Vianen, A.E.M. (2011), "Aging and training and development willingness: employee and supervisor mindsets", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 25 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/dlo.2011.08125daa.009

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Aging and training and development willingness: employee and supervisor mindsets

Article Type: Abstracts From: Development and Learning in Organizations, Volume 25, Issue 4

Van Vianen A.E.M., Dalhoeven B.A.G.W. and De Pater I.E.Journal of Organizational Behaviour, February 2011, Volume: 32 Issue: 2, Start page: 226, No. of pages: 22

Examines individual and situational factors that impact the relationship between age and employee training and development willingness. The authors proposed that the relationship between age and training and development willingness would be moderated by employees’ entity self-theory and perceived developmental support. Furthermore, they investigated supervisors’ beliefs about the avoidance orientations of older employees and whether these beliefs would moderate the relationship between employee age and training and development willingness. The proposed moderation effects were found. Moreover, it was shown that entity self-theory beliefs, perceived developmental support, and supervisor avoidance orientation beliefs were related to the training and development willingness of older subordinates.Article type: Research paperISSN: 0894-3796Reference: 40AG767

Keywords: Ageing, Development, Employees, Human resource management, Training

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