Dissatisfaction with life hits mid-life.
Westerners are least satisfied with their lives when they are between 45 and 54 years old, and job middle-aged people in the West slaving away at jobs, but it goes beyond satisfaction with life, according to new researches.
The children are born, the home is purchased and career is on track. Yet the people of the Western world are at least satisfied with their lives, when they are between 45 and 54 years. The study comes as part of a new study on health and aging at University College London and Princeton University in New Jersey.
According to the study, published in the scientific journal The Lancet follows the life satisfaction among Westerners a U-shaped curve.
Saving away in the middle of the life.
The general life satisfaction is high in children and adolescents, while the curve reaches the bottom in middle-aged people, then satisfaction rises again.
The Danes are the happiest workers across the EU.
Why? Well, the scientists have some difficulties coming up with a precise and unambiguous explanation, but according to Angus Deaton of Princeton University, many middle-aged people are sacrificing their comfort to make money for later in life. And it can of course influence the life satisfaction.
– It is during this period income typically peaks where it is best to work and earn money to improve the situation later in life – even at the expense of feeling good, but it’s different elsewhere in the world.
Scientists believe that older people are typically more satisfied with life, although the physics are worse than the middle-aged.
In other parts of the world, for example South America and the former Soviet Union is life satisfaction coming from cradle to grave, while satisfaction in sub-Saharan areas typically are located at the same low level of life.
– Danish employees have great influence on the content of their work and the way they tilt plan and perform it on. And then there is a high level of trust between managers and employees in Danish companies.
And it is precisely the parameters Danes scores. It is about working time, work organization, health and safety at work and the relationship with the employer.
Committed employees are at risk for stress.
But even if the Danes are happy with their work, there is still a downside of the European gold medal in the working enthusiasm.
– It can be difficult to distinguish between work and leisure, so the two flows into each other can become so involved in the work that many become stressed. And Denmark has a high frequency of stress.