Jobs are important, and it is always a great responsibility when it comes to picking one. You have to bare in mind criteria such as your skills and abilities, timetables, the job requirements, payment, and, perhaps more important of all, whether you like it or not. The level of satisfaction you get from your job affects your health, as specialists say.
The new research was led by specialists Jonathan Dirlam (doctoral student in sociology) and Hui Zheng (associate professor of sociology), at the Ohio State University. The study was based on information gathered from people’s testimonials about their jobs, in a survey in 1979. It was called National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, and there were 6,432 volunteers who were asked to rate their job from 1 to 4 (from loath to love). They also provided researchers with information on their health status.
The participants in the survey and the study were mostly young people, which enabled the researchers to draw some valuable conclusions. According to their observations, it seems like people in their 20s and 30s who don’t appreciate their job are likely to have health problems in their 40s – health problems caused by the stress and dissatisfaction at their workplace.
Not being pleased with your job can get you physical or mental health issues. Stress at your job translates as bad quality sleep for your organisms, plus a higher level of depression more constant worries.
Professor Zheng gave more details on these issues:
“The higher levels of mental health problems for those with low job satisfaction may be a precursor to future physical problems. Increased anxiety and depression could lead to cardiovascular or other health problems that won’t show up until they are older.”
The two scientists talked about their work at this year’s meeting of the American Sociological Association.
So, if you needed more reasons to quit your job which doesn’t offer you any satisfaction, here you have: your health is much more important. On the other hand, you might want to think twice before picking any job that might actually result harmful for you later on. Your health is another item that adds to the list of criteria when choosing a job. Now it has been scientifically proved that spending the early years of your career doing something you don’t like is one of the most unhealthy habits you can take. The only thing you can do is look for your ideal dream job.
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