University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Aging and Work

Perceptions of aging and work are studied with respect to treatment of older workers and the attitudes and behaviors of older workers.


Current Studies

  • demographic/occupational landscape of psychological age
  • development of a measure of workplace age stereotypes
  • contextual and individual predictors of psychological age
  • contributions of on-the-job and off-the-job stressors to perceptions of psychological age
  • relationships between health and psychological age
  • the role of perceived control as a mediator of relationships between satisfaction in personal life, work, and health, and expected retirement timing
  • different perspectives: age differences in predictors of expected retirement timing
  • age differences in use and benefits of downtime activities as a stress recovery mechanism
  • demographic/occupational landscape of psychological age
  • aging and work attitudes