Advocates of successful aging at work often neglect that individual efforts are not sufficient to fight age discrimination and improve the situation of older workers. Thus, it is important that comprehensive models of successful aging at work take into account both individual characteristics and contextual-structural factors that may influence successful aging at work, and use additional criteria of success that better reflect the experiences of all older workers.
Hannes Zacher and Cort Rudolph
Hannes Zacher (right) Ph.D.is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Leipzig University in Germany. In his research program, he investigates successful aging at work, career development, proactive work behavior, and occupational well-being. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and member of the editorial boards of Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Work, Aging and Retirement. Cort W. Rudolph (left) is an assistant professor of Industrial & Organizational Psychology at Saint Louis University in the United States. His research focuses on a variety of issues related to the aging workforce, including the application of lifespan development perspectives, wellbeing and work-longevity, and ageism. Cort serves on several editorial boards, including Work, Aging and Retirement, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Journal of Managerial Psychology, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.