According to the findings of a recent study, people who do not like their job in their 20s and 30s are very likely to have a poor physical and mental health later in their lives.
The researchers from the Ohio University noted that those people who just put up with their jobs or do not like their work when their in the age age range of 20s to 30s, could get adversely affected in their lives later healthwise.
Commenting on the findings, author of the study, Jonathan Dirlam in a statement said, “We found that there is a cumulative effect of job satisfaction on health that appears as early as your 40s.”
In order to reach the findings, the researchers analysed the data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). The data included information on job satisfaction of the citizens in the United States. The data was collected from the year 1979. The team of researchers followed up with the participants of the study ever since they were 25 till they turned 39 years of age.
The researchers segregated the participants in four different groups and rated them on their liking of their jobs at the time. The groups contained people who had lower job satisfaction consistently; people who had higher job satisfaction consistently; people whose job satisfaction started low but eventually increased and people whose job satisfaction started high but decreased over the years.
The researchers conducted various health tests on the participants after they turned 40. After observation, they noted that those people who had reported low levels of job satisfaction at the beginning of the study tended to be more depressed, had sleep problems and worried excessively. The researchers also found that these people faces certain emotional problems later in their lives as well.
The findings of the study, however, did not include the time period of the Great Recession which began in December 2007 and continued for around two years.