Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Report : "The meaning of work generates stress or well-being"

"MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2008 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Meaningful work has vitamin effects on the worker's mental health and encourages his commitment towards an organization, while work without it promotes the onset of symptoms of stress, and even distress. This is one of the findings of a study funded by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) on the meaning of work, mental health and organizational commitment, whose results have just been published in English. ..."

The results presented in this report are interesting enough in themselves, and the introduction makes superb reading.

See PsycPORT.