Why working away from home saves your sanity

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3 August 2005, MADRID – Working away from home is mentally healthy, according to a new study by a Spanish university.

3 August 2005

MADRID – Working away from home is mentally healthy, according to a new study by a Spanish university.

Labour psychologist Moran Astorga, at the Universidad de Leon, discovered that full-time housewives or husbands had "stronger spells of neuroticism" than those who worked outside their homes and interacted with other people.

Women were particularly affected, she concluded. "They experience higher levels of anxiety, tension, self-pity, depression, irrational thoughts and low self-esteem," she said.

Some 868 people in Leon were followed for the study from three groups: university students, with an average age of 24, housewives and a minority of househusbands, aged 48 on average, and professionals from the care services.

"Although there have been numerous studies into work stress in the field of the care services, there are very few on the other two groups: university students and housewives," she said.

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Subject: Spanish news

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