According to the US study, if in 20-30 years you can not stand your job, it is quite possible that by 40 you will begin a health problem. The study also shows that those who are unhappy at his workplace at the beginning of a career to 40 years will also be prone to health, especially mental health problems .
Hating your job – not just bad, but could very well affect your health.
According to a new study by the American Sociological Association, if your work is 20-30 years makes you dissatisfaction, only 10 or 20 years, it can lead to general health problems.
“We found that dissatisfaction with work has a cumulative effect and impact on health, and the effects of impact by 40 years”, – said doctoral student of sociology at Ohio State University. Dirlam and his team analyzed data from a survey National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79) in which more than 6,000 people were involved. The researchers interviewed the participants 25 to 39 years for satisfaction of their work, and then compared these data with health status of respondents over 40 years.
It turned out that people who did not like his job at the beginning of his career, also received health problems, especially mental health for 40 years. They were more depressed, had more emotional problems and sleep problems, as well as suffering from excessive anxiety.
Physical illness is also evident, but less frequently. Participants with low job satisfaction is usually complained of back pain and frequent colds.
“We found that participants with low levels of job satisfaction in 20-30 years, had the worst mental health than participants with high levels of job satisfaction – said Dirlam CBS News. – Those who initially had a high degree of satisfaction with the job, but eventually gave up on their work, also complained of ill health. ”
Hugh Zheng, an associate professor of sociology at Ohio State University, said the findings indicate how much the first job affects the lives and health of people. “It is not necessary to wait for the end of a career, to see the impact of satisfaction / dissatisfaction on your health, especially on mental health” – he said.
Zheng said that although researchers have not found much influence job satisfaction for such diseases such as cancer and diabetes, they may show up later in people with low levels of job satisfaction. “High levels of mental health problems in people with low levels of job satisfaction may be a harbinger of future physical problems, – he said. – Increased anxiety and depression can lead to cardiovascular and other diseases that show up over time. ”
The study, presented August 22, 2016 at the annual meeting of the Association, confirms earlier studies, to establish a clear relation between the degree of job satisfaction and health.
In 2003, the analysis of 485 studies on established communication job satisfaction and psychological problems such as burnout, depression and anxiety. Also found was a fair relationship between the love of work and physical illnesses.
Job satisfaction is “an important factor affecting the health of workers,” – say the study authors.
“Organizations need to carry on intensive management policies to identify and eliminate operational factors that cause the greatest dissatisfaction, to improve the health of workers, – the authors note. – Doctors specialists in the production of health must advise employees and identify psychological problems, and explain to them how to get more satisfaction from work – a crucial aspect of our lives. ”