Individualized work arrangements and socioeconomic factors in relation to motivation to continue working: a multilevel study of municipal influences

Bal, Matthijs, Chudzikowski, Katharina, Jansen, Paul G.W. and Wawoe, Kilian (2021) Individualized work arrangements and socioeconomic factors in relation to motivation to continue working: a multilevel study of municipal influences. International Journal of Human Resource Management . ISSN 0958-5192

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2021.1928730

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Abstract

This paper introduces a socio-economic perspective on the
relationships of idiosyncratic deals (i.e. i-deals) with motivation
to continue working beyond retirement. On the basis
of work adjustment theory, we expected that i-deals enable
employees to engage in innovative behavior and professional
development, through which they experience more
work engagement, subsequently facilitating higher motivation
to continue working. Moreover, on the basis of signaling
theory, we introduced two socio-economic factors to explain
when i-deals are most effective in the context of the current
study among teachers: municipal child population growth
and municipal unemployment. A study among 1,210 teachers
in the Netherlands was conducted to test the mediation
and moderation model. Results show positive indirect relationships
of growth i-deals with motivation to continue
working through innovative work behavior, professional
development and work engagement, while indirect relationships
were negative for accommodative i-deals. Moreover,
child population growth boosted the relationships of i-deals,
while unemployment accentuated the effects of professional
development. The study contributes to the literature by
showing the importance of socio-economic factors in
explaining the relationships of i-deals and individualized
HRM.

Keywords:I-deals, Socioeconomic indicators, Retirement, Continue working beyond retirement, Individualization
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:45054
Deposited On:07 Jun 2021 08:28

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