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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01953

Generational Diversity in the Workplace: Psychological Empowerment and Flexibility in Spanish Companies

Ignacio Sobrino-Del Toro1,  Jesus Labrador-Fernandez1 and  Victor L. De Nicolas1*
  • 1Comillas Pontifical University, Spain

Intergenerational diversity is a universal fact in sustainability and today’s work environment. Current studies seek to find differences that exist between these generational groups that coexist, cooperate and sometimes compete in business organizations. Sixteen focus groups have taken place, four for each generation to find the differences that may exist depending on that group membership. Specifically, the psychological empowerment and psychological flexibility variables have been analyzed, which have already shown their relevance to improve performance. Results show differences between the older generations (BB & Gen X) and the younger ones (Gen Y & Gen Z).

Keywords: Psychological flexibility, psychological empowerment, generation, millennial, diversity

Received: 29 Apr 2019; Accepted: 08 Aug 2019.

Edited by:

Melinde Coetzee, University of South Africa, South Africa

Reviewed by:

Kgope P. Moalusi, University of South Africa, South Africa
Mark Bussin, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Nasima Mohamed Hoosen Carrim, University of Pretoria, South Africa  

Copyright: © 2019 Sobrino-Del Toro, Labrador-Fernandez and De Nicolas. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Victor L. De Nicolas, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, 28015, Madrid, Spain, vdenicolas@comillas.edu