Study: Unfulfilled workers depend on weekend for emotional boost

What you should know about the 'weekend effect' (Paula Wolfson)

WASHINGTON — Researchers have verified what a lot of us figured out a long time ago.

Workers who hate their jobs get a much bigger boost from their weekends than those who enjoy their work.

A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows people who are lucky enough to have a trusting workplace and a supportive boss, are just as happy on weekdays as on their days off.

The researchers crunched data from four years of  Gallup surveys involving 1.77 million people.

Participants were asked to describe their emotions on various days of the week.

While most of us feel less stress and more enjoyment on the weekends, the researchers say for those who are fulfilled at work, there’s no need for an emotional boost.

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