• René ARVOLA
  • Piia TINT
  • Virve SIIRAK



telework, senior work force, ICT, education in ICT, well-being, employer’s support


Telework has become a natural part of regular work life of employees who use the information communication technology (ICT). Telework has a potential to support postponing retirement for mental workers. The objective of this research was to find out interaction between senior employees’ teleworking and well-being. The main research question was – can telework improve elderly employees’ well-being? Over 100 respondents from different areas in mental work were involved in a quantitative survey. The results of a conducted survey showed that telework is exaggerated to some extent as teleworkers’ well-being (M=7.79; SD=1.28) does not diverge from non-teleworkers’ well-being (M=7.75; SD=1.40). However, telework can be neither underestimated nor taken as interchangeable with traditional work. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to telework as a different way of working with its specialties. Systematic approach to telework enables companies to employ elderly by providing diversity of work forms.

JEL Codes - J14, J26, J28


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How to Cite

ARVOLA, R., TINT, P., KRISTJUHAN, Ülo, & SIIRAK, V. (2017). IMPACT OF TELEWORK ON THE PERCEIVED WORK ENVIRONMENT OF OLDER WORKERS. Scientific Annals of Economics and Business, 64(2), 199–214.