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Self-Employment in Later Life: How Future Time Perspective and Social Support Influence Self-Employment Interest

Caines, Valerie; Earl, Joanne Kaa; Bordia, Prashant


For older workers, self-employment is an important alternative to waged employment. Drawing on social learning theory and social cognitive career theory we examine how attitudes toward one’s own aging, future time perspective (captured by perceived time left to live) and perceived support from referent individuals predict self-efficacy for entrepreneurship and outcome expectations, influencing self-employment interest. Findings from a sample of professional association members (n = 174, mean...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-03-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Psychology
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00448
Access Rights: Open Access


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