Age and Emotions in Organizations: Main, Moderating, and Context-Specific Effects

Susanne Scheibe*, Frank Walter, Yurjie Zhan

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This editorial introduces the Special Issue on “Age and Emotions in Organizations.” The Special Issue aims at leveraging theory and research on emotional aging to better understand the work-related consequences associated with employees’ age. After summarizing relevant theories of emotional aging, we develop 3 overarching conceptual models that allow for a categorization of research linking age, emotions, and work outcomes. We emphasize that these models are applicable to a wide range of age-related and emotion-related variables as well as work outcomes at multiple levels of analysis, and they allow for the inclusion of a broad array of personal and contextual boundary conditions. Building on these considerations, we summarize the 5 articles comprised within this Special Issue. Finally, we depict a number of future directions for research aimed at understanding age effects in organizations through an emotional lens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalWork, Aging and Retirement
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2021

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