Unhappy at home? Work won’t make up for it

Workaholics who are trying to make up for an unhappy home life are deluding themselves, according to a study.

Researchers found a link between how happy someone was in their personal life and how satisfied they were in their job – especially among the main earners in households.

But this did not extend to anyone attempting to use work to compensate for unhappiness in their personal life.

One of the researchers, Professor Yannis Georgellis from Kingston University in London, said: “The life and work domains are definitely correlated. Happiness at home affects your job and vice versa.”

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