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Sense of coherence and intentions to retire early among Finnish women and men
Salla-Maarit Volanen, Sakari Suominen, Eero Lahelma, Karoliina Koskenvuo, Markku Koskenvuo, Karri Silventoinen
BMC Public Health , 2010, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-22
Abstract: The data were derived from the Finnish Health and Social Support (HeSSup) Study. The information was gathered from postal surveys in 1998 (baseline) and in 2003 (follow-up). The analyzed data consisted of 7409 women and 4866 men aged 30-54 at baseline. SOC and background factors including childhood circumstances, language, education, working circumstances, social support, health behaviour and somatic and mental health status were assessed at baseline. The intentions to retire early were assessed at follow-up using logistic regression analysis.SOC was associated with intentions to retire early among both genders. Socio-economic, psychosocial and work and health behaviour related factors did not influence the association between SOC and intentions to retire early among women and men reporting somatic or mental illness. Further, the association between SOC and intentions to retire early remained among (somatically and mentally) healthy men. Among healthy women the association was weaker and statistically non-significant. Among unhealthy women, the odds ratios of SOC was 0.97 (CI 95% 0.96-0.98) and 0.97 among ill men (CI 95% 0.96-0.98), i.e., each additional SOC score reduced the risk of intentions by 3% among both genders.Unhealthy employees with low SOC and low education were in the greatest risk to have reported intentions to retire early. SOC had an independent effect on intentions to retire early, and a strong SOC may have a potential to prevent early retirement in groups otherwise at risk. An important challenge would be to target the resources of SOC to the most vulnerable and design appropriate interventions in order to strengthen the level of SOC and hence prolong working years of the aging employees.The theory of sense of coherence (SOC) was developed in the 1970's as the initiator of the theory, Aaron Antonovsky, examined factors that promote and maintain good health. By focusing on people's resources and capacities to create health, Antonovsky shifted the ap
INTERNET AND SENIORS  [PDF]
Rain, Tomá?,Ivana ?varcová
Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science , 2010,
Abstract: The article deals about the possibilities of using the internet for seniors. Authors suggest using www pages as alternative of retrospective therapy. Authors describe barriers of internet access for seniors. The authors of the article consider about utilization of internet for the reminiscent therapy of seniors. The target group of this article are the workers of the information centres, gerontopeds and the other persons working as the pedagogues. The objective of this article is to summarize ways of using internet for helping seniors to better life. The authors describe terms e-senior. The authors suggest methodological approach to exercising user’s skills.
Active and Healthy Ageing at Work—A Qualitative Study with Employees 55 - 63 Years and Their Managers  [PDF]
Kerstin Nilsson
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.57002
Abstract: The proportion of elderly individuals in the population is increasing in most industrial countries. This demographic change increases the need of more people who work until an older age to maintain the welfare in the states. However, it is not clear if older employees are interested to in generally extend the working life to an older age. It is also not stated if managers in organizations are interested of extending their older employees working life. The overall aim of this study was to examine older employees own experience of their work situation and ageing at work. The aim was also to investigate their managers’ attitude to them as older employees. The investigation was conducted by focusing group interviews with employees aged 55 - 63 years, and with their mangers aged 40 - 63 years. The findings stated that the older employees’ consideration for an extend working life seemed to be based on their health and health problems in relation to their work situation; their personal economy; their managers attitude to them as elderly and the possibility to social inclusion at work; and their possibilities for self-crediting activities at work despite their age. The managers seem to have a positive attitude to some of the older employees’ experience knowledge, if that was in the same direction as their own interest. Otherwise the mangers saw the older employees as problem and obsoleted. The managers were also negative to older employees who got health problems which effect the work production negatively. The older workers in this study described managers’ importance to if they want to work in an extended working life. However, the managers seem not to understand their own importance in this and were not interested to keep all elderly in an extended working life.
Measuring the transportation needs of seniors  [cached]
Rania Wasfi,David Levinson,Ahmed El-Geneidy
Journal of Transport Literature , 2012,
Abstract: Transportation systems are built with the intention to serve communities by providing accessibility and mobility. Yet seniors residing in these communities face different challenges compared to regular commuters. Seniors have special needs in terms of desired destinations and challenges faced due to limitations in mobility and decline of accessibility levels where they reside. In this research paper we discuss major findings from a mail-out mail-in survey conducted in Hennepin County, Minnesota to measuring met and unmet urban transportation needs of seniors. Compared to previous research this study uses primary collected data rather than relying on travel surveys, which does not measure the unmet urban transportation needs of seniors. The findings from this survey is consistent in term of measuring the existing travel behavior of seniors, which raises our confidence in the information being collected related to the unmet transportation needs of seniors. Seniors are found to be generally independent and rely mainly on auto usage to reach desired destinations at higher rates compared to the rest of the population. The majority of seniors reported although they are currently independent they do know that such independency is not permanent and they have to learn more about alternatives available to them. This study helps transportation engineers and planners in better understanding the current and future challenges that they will face with an aging population.
The Connotation, Attribution and Evasion of Employees’ Misconduct  [PDF]
Kefeng Li
Creative Education (CE) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2017.815172
Abstract: Employees’ misconduct is a kind of behavior that infringes common interests for individual interests. Under the influence of interest motivation, fluke mind, and management loopholes, employees’ misconduct is very common in the organization. In order to avoid employees’ misconduct, comprehensive measures should be taken in the aspects of law, regulation system, organizational culture and so on.
Seafood: Nutritional Gold for Seniors  [cached]
Alexandra McManus,Margaret Merga,Wendy Newton,Avinna Trzesinski
Australasian Medical Journal , 2010,
Abstract: ObjectivesTo conduct a systematic review of published evidence around seafood, health and seniors.MethodData sources reviewing included: Proquest; PubMed; Science Direct; Taylor and Francis; Cochran Collaboration; Web of Knowledge and Web of Science. Key search terms included seniors, ageing, fish, seafood, protein, health and various lifestyle conditions Results A diet high in marine source Omega-3 poly unsaturated fatty acids affords particular benefits for seniors in a reduced risk of all cause mortality, with the strongest evidence around coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke. Other benefits include reduced inflammation associated with arthritis and delay to onset and slowed progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Conclusion There is increasing evidence to support the regular seafood consumption (particularly oily fish) as being protective against a number of aged-related health conditions. Seniors should be encouraged to consume 3500mg- 4000mg of marine source Omega-3 PUFAs each week.
The Influence of Employees' Involvement in Performance Assessment System on Employees' Creativity  [PDF]
Maryam Sadat Hashemi Fesharaki,Sayyed Hossein Hashemi Fesharaki,Sayyed Mohsen Allameh
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: The aim of the present study is to investigate the influence of employees' involvement in performance assessment system on employees' creativity of sales and engineering departments of Ebtekar manufacturer. This empirical survey analyzed data by descriptive analytical methods. The sample size based on random sampling formula was determined as 97 employees. The questionnaire was used to gather data and structural equation modeling was used to data analysis. The results of this study show that all effects were adopted with the theoretical framework. Therefore, the variable of employees' involvement in performance assessment system positively influences the employees' abilities and skills to create creativity. This variable positively affects on employees' attitudes toward creativity and employees' perceptions of social pressures and norms. Also, the variables of employee's attitudes, social pressures and norms, and employees' abilities and skills positively influence the creativity.
EMPLOYEES MOTIVATION THEORIES DEVELOPED AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL  [PDF]
Lefter Viorel,Manolescu Aurel,Marinas Cristian,Puia Ramona Stefania
Annals of the University of Oradea : Economic Science , 2009,
Abstract: International specialized literature speaks about motivational strategies, about methods of increasing the employees' satisfaction at work and of obtaining the best results by increasing work motivation. But what does motivation really represent? Whic
Retaining and Rewarding the Key Employees Analyzing and Managing Employees  [PDF]
Ratnadeep Kar
International Journal on Research and Development : A Management Review , 2013,
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the Indian experience with the turnover and absenteeism of the key and talented employees who have the potential to grow up in the competitive market. It focuses the policies and schemes which the employees get from their respective HR Dept for the motivation and the appraisals. Employee turnover is giving sleepless nights to human resource managers in many countries in Asia. To stop this each and every employer must provide the exact salary, bonus, and must be liberal with the employees so that they get the exact space in the organization to work. This article will help you out how the employee’s turnover, separation and high absenteeism can be minimized by retaining them and providing the exact rewards so that they get the motivation. This article will also include the reason why the employees leave and why they stay and what the organization will do to retain the key employees. This article will be having three major objectives. First why turnover exist in organizations. Second, who are the key employee of the organization and third how to retain them. At the end of this article you will come to a conclusion that the employees are not satisfied who work with a high potential and this is the reason where there will be high rate of employee turnover and separation.
Attrition and Retention of Employees in BPO Sector  [PDF]
Ankita Srivastava,Yogesh Tiwari,Hradesh Kumar
International Journal of Computer Technology and Applications , 2011,
Abstract: The broad objective of this research is to identify the root causes of attrition and retention in BPOs, analyzing the level of employee motivation, satisfaction and involvement, generate a model for maximizing sustenance of employees in the organization and come up with concrete recommendations, which will eventually be valuable to the organizations to retain their employees for a long term
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