29.05.2011 25.Ijar, 5771 Tag 40 des Omer
Peer support at work can help men live longer
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Having a good peer support system at work may help you live longer than those who lack such backing, according to a new study by Tel Aviv University researchers who published recently in the American Psychological Association’s journal Health Psychology.
This effect of peer support on the risk of mortality was most pronounced among those between 38 and 43. But similar support from workers’ supervisors had no effect on mortality, the researchers found. In addition, men who felt they had control and the authority to make decisions at work also experienced this “protective effect,” according to the study. Surprisingly, such authority increased the risk of mortality among women in the sample....