Working Hour And Happiness: Two Perspectives

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Working hour and happiness: two perspectives In today’s society, due to the continuous economic status of inflation and instability worldwide, more and more people would only feel secure and happy when they make enough money to maintain their standard of living. Under the rising pressure on competing for survival and the growing desire for better quality of life, people have to throw themselves into the work at an increasing working time. On the other hand, since individuals are not the only group affected by the economy, private companies and as well as public organizations also require for new operation mode of high productivity at lowest costs, which means less employee but with more workload assigned. Consequently, working hour is getting …show more content…
Since how people score on happiness is not just the work and income but also many other factors, so there could be reasonable disparity between the analysis based on the tested data and the actual situation. Also, the discrepancy in how people value their job could also lead the result a bit off the objective facts. But overall, these researches hold their power of persuasion as they’ve been tested and re-checked for these many years.
Working hour and happiness: Negative Relationship The first school of thought states that there is a negative relationship between working hour and the degree of happiness people feel. This school of thought believes that workers who work long hours per day or per week often tend to experience added stress and fatigue and thus face an additional risk of illness, injury, burnout or work and family imbalance, particularly if such work is involuntary (Wiens-Tuers, 2006). Under the influence of these negative side effects from overtime work, people tend to grade their happiness level at a lower score than those who work less. This school of thought is supported by many of the researcher. And it mainly focuses on three impacts from being at long-hour working: physical stress and depress mood, problems on workers’ health status and well-being, and the negative influence on family

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