Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/43278
Title: Too old or too young? The impact of perceived age discrimination
Authors: Snape, ED
Redman, T
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: Human resource management journal, 2003, v. 13, no. 1, p. 78-89 How to cite?
Journal: Human resource management journal 
Abstract: This article examines the impact on employee attitudes of perceived age discrimination, drawing on a study of a local authority. Survey respondents report that discrimination on the grounds of being ‘too young' is at least as common as discrimination on the grounds of being ‘too old'. Findings suggest that perceived age discrimination, whether for being too old or too young, has negative consequences for affective commitment to the organisation. Those who feel that they have been discriminated against because they are considered too old have higher levels of continuance commitment. There is partial support for the hypothesis that older workers who feel that they have been discriminated against have a stronger intention to retire early.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/43278
ISSN: 0954-5395
EISSN: 1748-8583
DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-8583.2003.tb00085.x
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