Do You Hate Your Job? Listen Up! It Could Impact Your Health! by Mei Marcie
A study by the Ohio State University showed that job satisfaction in your early career (late 20s and early 30s) can impact your health, especially mental health, in your early 40s. In particular, low job satisfaction is linked with:
- higher levels of depression
- sleep problems
- excessive worry
- emotional problems
- lower scores on a test of overall mental health
Those whose job satisfaction remained low or worsened reported poorer overall health and more problems, like back pain and frequent colds. While the data does not show causation, prolonged and worsening job satisfaction could increase anxiety and depression and could lead to cardiovascular or other health problems.
Read more about this study here!