15 May '11, 1pm

Longer Life from Good Work Relationships: We all know how stressful work can be. The pounding headaches, the lo...

Longer Life from Good Work Relationships: We all know how stressful work can be. The pounding headaches, the lo...

We all know how stressful work can be. The pounding headaches, the long hours, and the guilt adds up. Then we go home. People who have a good peer support system at work may live longer than people who don't have such a support system, according research published by the American Psychological Association. This effect of peer social support on the risk of mortality was most pronounced among those between the ages of 38 and 43. Yet similar support from workers' supervisors had no effect on mortality, the researchers found. In addition, men who felt like they had control and decision authority at work also experienced this protective effect, according to the study, published in the May issue of the APA journal Health Psychology. However, control and decision authority increased the risk of mortality among women in the sample.

Full article: http://www.enn.com/enn_original_news/article/42696

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