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Chapter 12

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Gillian Rowe

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Chapter 12: work leisure and retirement
occupational priorities: what people want from theri employemnt, reflect the cutlure and the
time in which peoplelive, as well as teh characteristics of the job and the qu ality of workplace
job strain: the balance between the pschological demands of a job e.g. Work load and the
amount of control of worker has in that job, was related to the decision to retire
lower paying job may not have the option or the resource to choose their retirement date
professional and manager are more likely to leave an unsatisfied job
regardless of what occupational priorities peole have their occupational as key element in their
sense of identity
occupation affects the way you live your life, the friends you make and clothes you wear
work is major social role and influence on adult life-cycle
The Changing nature of work
globalization of work result changed in work available to people and skills needed
globalization affected women and older workers hard
layoff occur beucase of competition, producitivty relation of operaiton , mergers and acuisition,
new technology
even if they find new jobs its a down pay in cut
everyone must stay current with technology and skills
the nature of work changed so did the work force
mean age of work is 39
manitory retirement be eliminated in most provinces
worker 55 are becoming the predominent segment of the work force
Holland's theory of occupational choice
focus on personality
people choose occupations to optimize the fit between their individual traits – such as
personality, intelligence skills and abilities and their occupation interest
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