Psychosocial work environment and retirement age: a prospective study of 1876 senior employees

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Psychosocial work environment and retirement age : a prospective study of 1876 senior employees. / Thorsen, Sannie Vester; Jensen, Per H.; Bjorner, Jakob Bue.

In: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Vol. 89, No. 6, 08.2016, p. 891-900.

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Thorsen, SV, Jensen, PH & Bjorner, JB 2016, 'Psychosocial work environment and retirement age: a prospective study of 1876 senior employees', International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, vol. 89, no. 6, pp. 891-900. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-016-1125-7

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Thorsen, S. V., Jensen, P. H., & Bjorner, J. B. (2016). Psychosocial work environment and retirement age: a prospective study of 1876 senior employees. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 89(6), 891-900. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-016-1125-7

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Thorsen SV, Jensen PH, Bjorner JB. Psychosocial work environment and retirement age: a prospective study of 1876 senior employees. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2016 Aug;89(6):891-900. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-016-1125-7

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Thorsen, Sannie Vester ; Jensen, Per H. ; Bjorner, Jakob Bue. / Psychosocial work environment and retirement age : a prospective study of 1876 senior employees. In: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2016 ; Vol. 89, No. 6. pp. 891-900.

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abstract = "PurposeRetention of senior employees is a challenge for most developed countries. We aimed to identify psychosocial work environment factors of importance for the retention of older employees by evaluating the association between the psychosocial work environment and voluntary early retirement in a longitudinal study.MethodsData about work environment, health, and background factors came from the DANES 2008 questionnaire survey. We followed members of the Danish early retirement scheme for up to 4 years in national registers—focusing on the age range, 60–64 years, where early retirement was possible. We used Cox proportional hazard regression to analyze the rate of early retirement.ResultsThe study included 16 psychosocial work environment factors. The following 10 psychosocial factors were significant predictors of early retirement in covariate adjusted analyses: Low job satisfaction, low influence in job, low possibilities for development, low role clarity, perceived age discrimination, low recognition from management, low workplace justice, poor trust in management, poor leadership quality, and poor predictability. No significant association with early retirement was found for work pace, quantitative demands, emotional demands, role conflicts, social community between colleagues, and trust between colleagues.ConclusionOlder employees with high job satisfaction, influence, possibilities for development, positive management relations, and jobs with no age discrimination remained longer at the labor market. However, we found no evidence that low demands or good relations between colleagues could influence older employees’ decision on early retirement.",
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