Career Development International: Volume 13 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Ageing and careers: European research on long‐term career development

Guest Editors: Beatrice van der Heijden, Ren Schalk, Marc J.P.M. van Veldhoven

Ageing and careers: European research on long‐term career development and early retirement

Beatrice I.J.M. van der Heijden, René Schalk, Marc J.P.M. van Veldhoven

This paper aims to introduce a collection of papers about “ageing and careers” that contributes to the literature on two career‐related topics, i.e. long‐term career development…


HR professionals' views on work motivation and retention of older workers: a focus group study

Rita Claes, Mieke Heymans

This paper aims to explore the views of human resource (HR) professionals on work motivation and retention of older workers. Furthermore, it seeks to generate qualitative data to…


Age, proactivity and career development

Marc van Veldhoven, Luc Dorenbosch

The purpose of this study is to shed more light on the role of employee proactivity (self‐starting, action‐orientated behaviours aimed at greater organisational effectiveness) in…


Short‐ and long‐term consequences of age in work teams: An empirical exploration of ageing teams

Franz J. Gellert, Ben S. Kuipers

The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of age in work teams on short‐term team consequences, such as satisfaction, involvement, mutual learning, decision making and…


Postponing job retirement?: Psychosocial influences on the preference for early or late retirement

Salvatore Zappalà, Marco Depolo, Franco Fraccaroli, Dina Guglielmi, Guido Sarchielli

The study seeks to investigate individual preference for early or late retirement. The aim is to determine the impact that variables at personal, work and organizational, and…


When a “worker” becomes an “older worker”: The effects of age‐related social identity on attitudes towards retirement and work

Donatienne Desmette, Mathieu Gaillard

The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between perceived social identity as an “older worker” and attitudes towards early retirement and commitment to work.


The transition process to post‐working life and its psychosocial outcomes: A systematic analysis of Spanish early retirees' discourse

Antonio Crego, Carlos Alcover de la Hera, David Martínez‐Íñigo

This paper aims to carry out an in‐depth exploration of early retirement processes from a psychosocial perspective, identifying factors that play a relevant role in decisions for…

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