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Successful aging at work: The role of job crafting.

This chapter aims to increase our understanding of older workers as job crafters by drawing upon literature on lifespan development and aging at work to propose specific activities and forms Of job crafting relevant for Older workers. The chapter is organized as follows. In the next section, we introduce the concept of job crafting, with an emphasis on the different forms of job crafting. Next, we discuss why job crafting is important for successful aging at work. We then elaborate on important lifespan theories that help to understand how work motives and abilities change with age and which crafting strategies older people use to deal with age-related

losses. Based on this literature and the literature 011 (successful) aging at work, we conclude by proposing specific forms of job crafting that are likely to be most relevant for older workers.