GOOD NEWS FOR STEEMERS! Self-Employed People Happier and More Engaged at Work, 5,000 Person Study Finds
Self-employed people are happier and more engaged in their work than those in any other profession, according to a new scientific study of 5,000 workers.
A new scientific study found that although often working longer days and having less "job security," self-employed people were happier with more freedom and control over their work life.
Researchers analyzed data collected from workers across a number of industries including retail, IT, health, finance, and education.
The study further examined employees across four job grades: non-managerial workers, middle managers, supervisors, and senior managers, and directors.
The self-employed people who took part in the study worked in a range of industries, including management, education, financial services, retail, insurance, and real estate.
The study reported that workers in companies with non-managerial jobs had the lowest levels of satisfaction and engagement. Researchers recorded that both satisfaction and engagement improved with each increase in job grade.
I think a lot of self-selection would be involved in a study like this. It is possible the people who are happier working longer hours for themselves are more likely to be self-employed. Generally speaking, it takes a certain kind of person to become an entrepreneur. There are people who don't even want to work for themselves, quite obviously. I'm still unsure about the accuracy of this statement.
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