Person-job fit across the work lifespan – The case of classical ballet dancers

Rodrigues, Filipa Rocha, Pina e Cunha, Miguel, Castanheira, Filipa , Bal, Matthijs and Jansen, Paul G.W. (2020) Person-job fit across the work lifespan – The case of classical ballet dancers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118 . p. 103400. ISSN 0001-8791

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Abstract

This study examines how employees assess demands-abilities and needs-supplies across their work lifespan, and how they better adjust to their work. Based on person-environment fit theory, the job design and the lifespan literatures, and using interviews with a sample of 40 professional ballet dancers, our research shows how the interplay between demands, abilities, needs, organizational resources, and regulation strategies contributes to a process of adjustment, and consequently enhances psychological well-being across the work lifespan. Additionally, we contribute to literature on well-being by presenting evidence of how organizational resources are perceived differently across the work lifespan and why. We also extend theory on job crafting by showing that crafting is partly a function of the phases of one’s lifetime and by presenting evidence of forms of crafting among older workers. With increased longevity, individuals will need to remain working or recraft a career after reaching retirement age. Addressing age-related changes and considering the importance of organizational resources to well-being can help promote active aging.

Keywords:Job Crafting, Aging
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:40079
Deposited On:12 Mar 2020 14:12

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