Jacquelyn Boone James

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About This Study In this issue brief, we examine the specific components of job quality for older workers (both hourly and professional) in a large U.S.-based retail chain store, CitiSales (a pseudonym), to assess their impact on employee engagement. Specifically, we ask: How engaged are older workers? ρ Are there age differences in employee engagement?(More)
Workplace-based health and wellness programs (HWPs) may be an obvious yet under-utilized strategy for promoting positive health-related behaviors among older workers and for increasing their ability to continue to work. Given the unprecedented number of older adults who extend their labor force attachment beyond traditional retirement ages, a new vision of(More)
Retirement security is not just about the money. Although there are many guidelines for financial security, there are few for crafting a rewarding life in the new era of longevity and health. With the meaning of "retirement" being actively redefined, there is a gap between what older adults want and need and what their employers and policymakers are(More)
This article investigates the effect of an intervention on the workability of older adults (i.e., the competence, health, and other mental and physical characteristics that workers need to meet the demands of their jobs). We used data from health care workers ( N = 437) who participated in a "time and place management" (TPM) intervention. Although related(More)
Given the increasing role that paid work is likely to play in older adulthood in the coming decades, the goal of this study was to understand the circumstances under which work is related to mental health for older adults and whether these circumstances differ by age. Using a multiworksite sample of 1,812 U.S. workers age 18 to 81, we use the life-span(More)
The current study tests the indirect effect of activity-related physical activity, cognitive activity, social interaction, and emotional exchange on the relationship between activity involvement and health (physical and emotional) in later life. Longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study (N = 5,442) were used to estimate a series of linear(More)
In this issue brief, we explore: What are some of the old assumptions and expectations about aging? To what extent are these assumptions and expectations the reality • for older adults? What are some of the new views of aging (Successful Aging and Productive Aging)? What are the critiques of these views? • What are the benefits of a revised conceptual(More)
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