Print Email Facebook Twitter Factors associated with the ability and willingness to continue working until the age of 65 in construction workers Title Factors associated with the ability and willingness to continue working until the age of 65 in construction workers Author Oude Hengel, K.M. Blatter, B.M. Geuskens, G.A. Koppes, L.L.J. Bongers, P.M. Publication year 2012 Abstract Objectives: The working population is aging and a shortage of workers is expected in the construction industry. As a consequence, it is considered necessary that construction workers extend their working life. The purpose of this study was to explore factors associated with construction workers' ability and willingness to continue working until the age of 65. Methods: In total, 5,610 construction workers that participated in the Netherlands Working Conditions Survey Wlled out questionnaires on demographics, work-related and health-related factors, and on the ability and willingness to continue working until the age of 65. Logistic regression analyses were applied. Results: Older workers were more often able, but less willing, to continue working until the age of 65. Frequently using force, lower supervisor support, lower skill discretion, and the occurrence of musculoskeletal complaints were associated with both a lower ability and willingness to continue working. In addition, dangerous work, occasionally using force, working in awkward postures, lack of job autonomy, and reporting emotional exhaustion were associated with a lower ability to continue working, whereas working overtime was associated with a higher ability. Furthermore, low social support from colleagues was associated with a higher willingness. Conclusion: In addition to physical job demands, psychosocial job characteristics play a significant role in both the ability and willingness to continue working until the age of 65 in construction workers. Moreover, preventing musculoskeletal complaints may support the ability and willingness to continue working, whereas preventing emotional exhaustion is relevant for the ability to continue working. © Springer-Verlag 2011. Subject Organisation Healthy LivingWH - Work & Health WE - Work & EmploymentBSS - Behavioural and Societal Sciences ThemalijnHealthy for LifeWorkplaceHealthy LivingAbilityConstruction workersEmployabilityWillingness To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:0faacb99-70ff-4556-a6c1-0aff8cb90d15 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-011-0719-3 TNO identifier 464541 ISSN 0340-0131 Source International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 85 (7), 783-790 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.