A new study shows that people who are at work are far less likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a study published in the Journal of Work and Organization Psychology.
According to the study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, “being at work” is linked to a lower risk of experiencing symptoms of social anxiety and depression.
Researchers surveyed 2,639 workers at nine firms across the United States, who were randomly assigned to work at a different firm or not.
Researchers also surveyed participants about their work-life balance, their mental health, and the effects of being at work on their mental well-Being, or the sense of well- being.
The study found that people in the “being” group, which included workers at the companies where they worked, reported higher levels of well being.
Participants also reported feeling less stressed and more optimistic about their jobs, according the study.
The authors suggest that work-related stress and depression may be associated with negative affective symptoms and affective state.
The findings are in line with earlier research that found being at a work site has been linked to mental health problems, such as depression, in both men and women.
According the authors of the study who conducted the study are Daniel Fagan, Jennifer M. Henningsen, and Emily Haines.
The authors say the results support the notion that workplace stress and negative affect may be related to mental illness.
“It is important to note that this study did not measure any specific symptoms of mental illness,” they wrote.
“Our findings indicate that people’s work-based stress and mental health have more to do with their mental and physical health than the presence of specific symptoms.
This may reflect a general difference in the way workers and their bosses view their mental states.”
In addition to their findings, the researchers also found that workers in the study report that “being around people in an organized and positive way is much more important for the mental well being than it is for the physical well being.”
The authors recommend that workplaces provide social support and communication strategies, and encourage employees to work on developing positive social relationships.