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Applying the unfolding model of turnover and job embeddedness to the retirement decision process
by Bennett, Tiffany M., Ph.D., George Mason University, 2010, 155; 3430587
Abstract (Summary)

By 2016, over 23% of the workforce is expected to be 55 and older (Toossi, 2007), within the timeframe in which they will consider leaving the workforce, to retire, thus creating a potential crisis for employers. This creates an urgent need to understand how employees decide when to retire. By understanding the retirement decision-making process, organizations can help to retain employees for a longer period of time while planning their workforce accordingly. In this dissertation, I present a model outlining the retirement decision process. This model contributes to the retirement literature on how retirees follow different paths in the decision-making process leading to retirement. This new model, based on the unfolding model of turnover (T. W. Lee & Mitchell, 1994) accounts for more contextual factors that have proved more difficult to assess in traditional retirement research and includes a newer construct, job embeddedness, which plays a role in the retirement decision-making process.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tetrick, Lois E.
School: George Mason University
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 71/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational psychology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Bridge employment, Job embeddedness, Retirement, Unfolding model
Publication Number: 3430587
ISBN: 978-1-124-30734-3
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