The Older Worker Questionnaire: An Exercise on Older Worker Stereotypes and Behaviors


  • R. Bruce McAfee
  • Claire J. Anderson


Few exercises have been developed that focus on teaching students about older worker stereotypes and behaviors. This paper describes an exercise that addresses twenty issues relating to older workers. In the exercise, students are divided into groups of three or four and asked to decide if a statement is either true or false regarding older workers. Ultimately, they present their answers and the rationale for them. The instructor then presents the correct answers and debriefs the exercise.