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Work in Late Adulthood - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In this series of video lessons, you'll learn about career management and development, and how those concepts apply to older workers. You'll also get insight into how women, minorities and older workers are affected by occupational expectations, non-traditional career choices, and even parenthood. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss career management
- Talk about career development and the occupational cycle
- Identify factors that influence career choices
- Explain factors that lead to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction
- Discuss the employment experiences of older workers, women and minorities
- Identify career options for aging workers
|What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose||Explore the concept of career management, from what it is to its objective.|
|Occupational Cycle: Normative and Nonnormative||Identify factors that influence occupational development, including mentoring relationships and employee expectations.|
|Factors Affecting Occupational Choice: Psychological, Social, Economic, and Cultural||Discuss what influences a person to choose a particular career.|
|How Occupational Choice Changes with Age||Explain how people may view work and how these views vary over time.|
|What is Job Satisfaction: Definition, Causes and Factors||Describe the concept of job satisfaction and how it can be measured, especially what causes it and how it relates to employee performance.|
|Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses||Talk about job dissatisfaction, including influencing factors and consequences.|
|Job Satisfaction in Older Workers: Associated Factors||Identify what makes older workers happy with their jobs.|
|Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal||Discuss these stages of a worker's career.|
|Super's Stages of Occupational Development: Definition & Examples||Identify Super's stages of occupational development.|
|Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples||Describe gender diversity, identify related trends, and give examples of employers' successes and failures in cultivating gender diversity.|
|How Occupational Expectations Differ by Gender||Outline the ways in which men and women see their careers differently.|
|Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples||Discuss age diversity and related trends.|
|Occupational Experiences & Work Development of Women||Discuss factors that affect women's occupational experiences and development, such as non-traditional careers and motherhood.|
|Occupational Experiences & Development of Minority Workers||Detail factors that affect minority workers' occupational experiences and development, such as non-traditional careers and occupational aspirations.|
|Stereotyping Age Differences in the Workplace: Bias & Discrimination||Name examples of occupational bias and discrimination that affect older, women, and minority workers.|
|Changing Occupations: Causes & Worker Retraining||Identify factors that go into a worker's decision to change jobs; discuss job retraining and job loss.|
|Job Prospects for the Aging Population||Explain how older workers can remain relevant to the workforce, such as through retraining or flexible scheduling.|
1. What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose
Companies can invest in both their managers and employees through career management and development systems. These programs offer counseling, planning and workshops to help employees manage their careers.
2. Occupational Cycle: Normative and Nonnormative
In this lesson, we will explore what occupational cycles are and how they differ. In addition to this, we also look into what affects an individual's choice of career and occupation.
3. Factors Affecting Occupational Choice: Psychological, Social, Economic, and Cultural
Occupational choice is affected by four factors: psychological, social, economic and cultural. An individual's job choice is molded by their family, morals, values, intelligence, abilities, finances and many other things.
4. How Occupational Choice Changes with Age
In this lesson, we will examine some of the changes that occur to occupational choices as we age. In our youth, we just want a job for cash, but as we age, we begin to want more.
5. What is Job Satisfaction: Definition, Causes and Factors
Job satisfaction is more of a journey, not a destination, as it applies to both employees and the employer. As we will see in this lesson, there is no definitive way to measure job satisfaction or to ensure it.
6. Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses
There is a level of job satisfaction for each person and each job performed. Problems occur when people are not happy with their jobs. In this lesson, we will look at causes for job dissatisfaction as well as employee responses.
7. Job Satisfaction in Older Workers: Associated Factors
What do older people want from their job? How does working for your entire life change when you start getting older? What do average workers expect? This lesson explores all of these factors.
8. Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal
A career stage model explains the four stages that individuals pass through in their careers. The four stages consist of establishment, advancement, maintenance and withdrawal.
9. Super's Stages of Occupational Development: Definition & Examples
Donald Super devised a developmental stage theory involving one's personal growth, acquisition of skills, and general development towards working. We will explore those stages in this lesson.
10. Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples
Gender diversity deals with equal representation of men and women in the workplace. In this lesson, we will explore trends and issues with gender diversity in the modern workforce.
11. How Occupational Expectations Differ by Gender
In this lesson, we will explore the different types of stereotypes and expectations that come with gender. Included in this are typical assumptions based solely on gender and what happens when people confront these stereotypes.
12. Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples
Age diversity is the ability to accept all different types of ages within a business environment. Companies have to adjust to an aging population in various ways.
13. Occupational Experiences & Work Development of Women
In this video lesson, we look at traditional and non-traditional gender role occupations for females. We'll also look at why a woman may go in either direction with her occupational choice.
14. Occupational Experiences & Development of Minority Workers
In this lesson, we look at the reality of minority occupational experiences, including how poverty can beget poverty and limited options can keep lower socioeconomic status from growing.
15. Stereotyping Age Differences in the Workplace: Bias & Discrimination
Everyone has been looked down on because of their age - whether you are young or old, you've likely felt this sting. In this lesson, we explore the three main rules for equal opportunity for older people, including how stereotyping and ageism can lead to issues in the workplace.
16. Changing Occupations: Causes & Worker Retraining
In this lesson, we will discuss the issues that come with losing one's current career and the cumulative problems that occur as workers age or attempt to retrain.
17. Job Prospects for the Aging Population
In this lesson, we consider what options an older adult has when they want or need to keep working rather than fully retire. We will also highlight the challenges faced by older job applicants.
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