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Ageism: Health and Employment Contexts

Ageism: Health and Employment Contexts

Sheri R. Levy (Editor) , Jamie Macdonald (Editor) , Todd D. Nelson (Editor) , Ann Bettencourt (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-28099-6

Mar 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

222 pages

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The worldwide population of adults ages 60 and over has rapidly become the fastest growing age group, making the study of ageism a pressing social issue. Collectively, contributors to this issue draw on strong theoretical traditions and sophisticated multi-methods (cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental) to offer empirical evidence toward a greater understanding of the role of ageism in health and employment contexts. This special issue sets the stage for the next wave of international research on ageism across the lifecycle and for making greater progress on designing and implementing effective interventions and public policies supporting older adults and positive intergenerational relations.

2016 Vol. 72, No. 1
Ageism: Health and Employment Contexts
Issue Editors: Sheri R. Levy, Jamie L. Macdonald, and Todd Nelson

INTRODUCTION

Progress on Understanding Ageism 5
Sheri R. Levy and Jamie L. Macdonald

SECTION I: AGEISM IN HEALTH CONTEXTS

Ageism and Depression: Perceptions of Older People as a Burden in China 26
Xue Bai, Daniel W.L. Lai, and Aimei Guo

Stereotypes about Old Age, Social Support, Aging Anxiety and Evaluations of One's Own Health 47
Luisa Ramyrez and Ximena Palacios-Espinosa

Retirement as Meaningful: Positive Retirement Stereotypes Associated with Longevity 69
Reuben Ng, Heather G. Allore, Joan K. Monin, and Becca R. Levy

Ageism can be Hazardous to Women's Health: Ageism, Sexism, and Stereotypes of Older Women in the Healthcare System 86
Joan C. Chrisler, Angela Barney, and Brigida Palatino

SECTION II: AGEISM IN EMPLOYMENT CONTEXTS

Old and Unemployable? How Age-Based Stereotypes Affect Willingness to Hire Job Candidates 105
Dominic Abrams, Hannah J. Swift, and Lisbeth Drury

Resource Scarcity and Prescriptive Attitudes Generate Subtle, Intergenerational Older-Worker Exclusion 122
Michael S. North and Susan T. Fiske

Why and When Do Learning Goal Orientation and Attitude Decrease with Aging? The Role of Perceived Remaining Time and Work Centrality 146
Dorien T.A.M. Kooij and Hannes Zacher

Ageism in the Workplace: The Role of Psychosocial Factors in Predicting Job Satisfaction, Commitment, and Engagement 169
Jamie L. Macdonald and Sheri R. Levy

SECTION III: COMMENTARY

The Age of Ageism 191
Todd D. Nelson

SECTION IV: PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS 2015

When Passionate Advocates Meet Research on Diversity, Does the Honest Broker Stand a Chance? 199
Alice H. Eagly