Special Issue Article
Aging and training and development willingness: Employee and supervisor mindsets
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2011
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Special Issue: Contemporary empirical advancements in the study of aging in the workplace
Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 226–247, February 2011
How to Cite
Van Vianen, A. E. M., Dalhoeven, B. A. G. W. and De Pater, I. E. (2011), Aging and training and development willingness: Employee and supervisor mindsets. J. Organiz. Behav., 32: 226–247. doi: 10.1002/job.685
- Issue published online: 19 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 6 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 25 NOV 2008
In this study, we examined individual and situational factors that impact the relationship between age and employee training and development willingness. We proposed that the relationship between age and training and development willingness would be moderated by employees' entity self-theory and perceived developmental support. Furthermore, we investigated supervisors' beliefs about the avoidance orientations of older employees and whether these beliefs would moderate the relationship between employee age and training and development willingness. The proposed moderation effects were found. Moreover, it was shown that entity self-theory beliefs, perceived developmental support, and supervisor avoidance orientation beliefs were related to the training and development willingness of older subordinates. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.