Aging at Work and Career Development

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode PSMAV-7
Vaknaam Aging at Work and Career Development
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Leerdoelen After the course students:
(about content)
- can give an overview of the major theories of adult development and aging as they apply to the work context,
- can give an overview of theories of career development,
- can evaluate these theories in terms of the current state of empirical findings on aging at work and career development,
- have in-depth knowledge about the challenges and opportunities of different career stages, and the individual and organizational factors facilitating or hindering positive worker outcomes at the different career stages (organizational entry, mid-career, late career, retirement),
- can apply theories and empirical findings to derive practical recommendations for organizations interested in facilitating successful aging at work,
(about practical skills)
- can identify a practical problem related to aging and work or career development and apply theories and empirical findings to derive practical recommendations,
- can identify suitable text sources to build the theoretical background of the practical recommendations,
- can prepare, conduct, and analyze semi-structured interviews with different stakeholders,
- can synthesize information obtained from the literature and the interviews in order to develop recommendations for practice
- have enhanced their verbal and written communication skills.
Omschrijving Objective: In this course, we discuss research on aging at work and career development of workers from different age groups. Students will expand their practical skills by developing an evidence-based solution to a problem related to aging at work and career development.
Content: The topics covered in the course are related to adult development and aging in the work context as well as workers' career development. We discuss important theories and empirical findings in these broad areas as well as specific topics such as onboarding and socialization of younger workers, issues of workers in mid and late career, the retirement transition, and working after retirement. Throughout the semester, students will conduct interviews with different stakeholders (e.g., company leaders, human resource professionals, workers, unemployed persons, and researchers) to identify a problem related to aging at work or career development and develop an evidence-based solution to the problem for use by organizational practitioners.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm practicum
(The course contains student presentations and practical exercises. Attendance is required.)
Toetsvorm essay, presentatie, schriftelijk tentamen (meerkeuze)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. S. Scheibe
Docent(en) diverse docenten ,prof. dr. S. Scheibe
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Journal articles and book chapters to be announced at the beginning of the course
Journal articles and books used for practical assignment
Entreevoorwaarden Students should be familiar with basic concepts of I/O psychology and lifespan developmental psychology.
Opmerkingen This is a skill course offered as part of the master in industrial/organizational psychology and talent development and creativity.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology)) 1 semester II b Keuze S
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Talent Development and Creativity) ) 1 semester II b keuze S
Ma psychologie (NL)  (Ma psychologie (Arbeids, Organisatie en Personeelspsychologie)) 1 semester II b keuze V