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Midterm 1 Study Guide

Strength ability to expend a maximum energy in one or

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Unformatted text preview: aws mandatory retirement. Older workers are seen to have experience, judgment, strong work ethic, and commitment but often times, lack flexibility and resist new technology. As workers get older, they have higher wage rates, longer paid vacations, and more attractive pension benefits from tenure. They have similar rates of unavoidable absence to younger employees but have low rates of avoidable absence. Age and job task performance are unrelated. Older workers are more likely to engage in citizenship behavior. Job satisfaction tends to continually among professionals as they age, whereas it falls among nonprofessionals during middle age and then rises again in the later years. • Sex- There is no significant difference in job productivity between men and women. Psychological studies have found women are more agreeable and willing to conform to authority, whereas men are more aggressive and more likely to have expectations of success. Women prefer work- life balance. Women are more likely to turnover and have higher levels of absenteeism. • Race and ethnicity- in employment settings, individuals seem to slightly favor colleagues of their own race in performance evaluations, promotion decisions, and pay raises. Substantial racial differences exist in attitudes toward affirmative action. African Americans generally fare wore than Whites in employment decisions. African Americans and Hispanic have higher turnover rates than Whites. • Disability- With the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the representation of individuals with disabilities in the US workforce rapidly increased. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission classifies a person as disabled who...
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