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Which is more stressful for you: Home or work?




A new study finds that people tend to be more stressed at home than at work.
A new study finds that people tend to be more stressed at home than at work.
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According to a new study published in The Journal Social Science & Medicine, people are more stressed out when they're at home than at work.

To determine that, researchers at Pennsylvania State University tested the levels of cortisol (a biological indicator of stress) in 122 workers during the workday and on the weekends.

Researchers also asked about respondents' levels of happiness at work versus home and found an interesting gender split. While men said they were happier at home, women reported the opposite. Do you see your work as a kind of refuge from the daily stress of life? Why?

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Sarah Damaske, Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, Sociology, and Women's Studies, The Pennsylvania State University and lead author of the research