High Status Job, High Static at Home?

A University of Toronto researcher has finally documented what many may have long suspected: no matter if you’re a man or a woman, whatever the perks of high job status, there’s a mental health price to be paid for moving up the corporate ladder.

People in high-status work positions aremore exposed to work-to-home conflict, says sociology professor Scott Schieman in a study published recently in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour. Work-to-home conflict is a specific chronic stressor that occurs when the demands of work roles begin to interfere with performance in home or leisure roles. Higher levels of this stress have documented association with psychological distresses such as depression, anger and anxiety.

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