Women 'less stressed at work than at home' 

Women are much less stressed at work than at home, wheresas men are only moderately less stressed, according to a new US study.

Women are much less stressed at work than at home, wheresas men are only moderately less stressed, according to a new US study.

The study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University is published in the Journal of Science and Medicine. 

For the study, researchers tested cortisol levels in 122 participants which indicates stress levels. They took swabs for saliva samples six times a day for three days. The results showed work was the most relaxing time of the day, particularly for women.

The researchers also asked participants how they felt throughout the study period and found women were significantly happier at work than at home.

The researchers speculate that this is because of the 'double shift' women do at home, taking on most of the domestic responsibilities and having to multi-task. Sarah Damaske, a sociologist and women's studies professor at Penn State and one of the report authors, said that she felt it was the combination of working and domestic duties that caused greater stress for women during the working week.





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