James, Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn B. James, a personality and developmental psychologist, is co-director of research at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work and a research professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.  Her research has focused on the meaning and experience of work in women’s lives, gender roles, and adult development.  Her most recent publication, The Crown of Life: Dynamics of the Early Postretirement Period, details the opportunities and challenges inherent in the early retirement years for new retirees.  She is also co-principal investigator of the Workplace Culture and Flexible Work Arrangements study at the center.  Dr. James is past-president of the Society for the Study of Human Development and serves on the editorial board of the society’s flagship journal, Research in Human Development.

Expertise: Dual Earner, Older Workers, Retirees, Flexible Schedules, Work-Family Conflict, Organizational Culture Change, Gen X/Gen Y, Generational Diversity, Work-Family Spillover, Work/life Integration, Adult Development, Women's Changing Roles, The Third Age, Employee Engagement, Job Quality


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