On the Limits of Agency for Successful Aging at Work


Successful aging, in and outside of work, is an area worthy of research attention. To this end, Kooij and colleagues (2020) provide a process model of successful aging at work, detailing proactive and adaptive self-regulatory behaviors that support individuals’ ability and motivation to continue working (Kooij, Zacher, Wang, & Heckhausen, 2020). We agree with many of their contentions, but some areas of the model require further consideration.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice