One size doesn't fit all: Toward a theory on the intersectional salience of ageism at work
Abbreviated Journal Title
Organ. Psychol. Rev.
Ageism; age salience; double jeopardy; older workers; stereotype; salience; subgroup membership; triple jeopardy; AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN; DOUBLE JEOPARDY; JOB SEEKERS; GENDER; STEREOTYPES; PERCEPTIONS; DISCRIMINATION; RACE; PERFORMANCE; WORKPLACE; Psychology, Applied; Management
Much of the research on the effects of age in the workplace has ignored the role of contextual factors, and the intersection of multiple group identities. In seeking to address these shortcomings, we provide a theoretical integration and review. First, we review the literature on contextual factors that determine age salience. We then provide a review of the major and competing theories on the consequences of multiple subordinate group status on work outcomes. Finally, we seek to integrate these multiple streams of thought into a unified framework, by identifying when and how competing aspects of group membership become salient, and the consequences of category membership constellations for various subgroups of older workers. A theoretical framework and accompanying propositions are presented.
Organizational Psychology Review
"One size doesn't fit all: Toward a theory on the intersectional salience of ageism at work" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6690.