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University of Basel

05 March 2020

When older people feel excluded at work

Frequently, older workers who have internalized negative age stereotypes feel excluded and are less motivated to seek social contacts in the workplace. (Image: Aleutie/istock).
Frequently, older workers who have internalized negative age stereotypes feel excluded and are less motivated to seek social contacts in the workplace. (Image: Aleutie/istock)

Employees over 50 can feel excluded and demotivated in the workplace for various reasons. They feel particularly excluded when they believe that their cognitive abilities decrease with age, as psychologists from the University of Basel report in the journal "Work, Aging, and Retirement".

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