Generatieverschillen op de Werkvloer: Een systematische analyse van Een Mythe

Translated title of the contribution: Generational differences in the workplace: A systematic analysis of a myth

Lieze Stassen, Frederik Anseel, Katia Levecque*

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This article critically assesses the claim that generations are fundamentally different and therefore should be approached differently in the workplace. We examine this claim with an extensive and systematic literature review. First, we explain the theoretical rationale for presumed generational differences; this is followed by an evaluation of the conceptual and methodological problems within current research on generational differences. On the basis of a systematic review of empirical studies, we provide an overview of the evidence for generational differences in the workplace. We conclude that to date there is little evidence in the scientific literature for distinguishing generations with respect to the workplace. Finally, we offer some suggestions for future research.

Translated title of the contributionGenerational differences in the workplace: A systematic analysis of a myth
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)44-76
Number of pages33
JournalGedrag & Organisatie
Issue number1
Early online date11 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2016


  • Differences
  • Generation Y
  • Work attitudes
  • Work values
  • Workplace


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