Simply put, if you enjoy working at office during <g data-gr-id="26">week days</g>, you may actually be missing your office so much that weekends may not look that promising to you, revealed the new study by the US National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
To reach this conclusion, researchers looked at Gallup/Healthways US Daily Poll surveys over the last four years. The surveys analysed responses from 1.77 million respondents to see how emotions changed during the week for both full-time and part-time workers, Fortune magazine reported.
The team found that “the weekend effect” was much smaller for those “with good workplace social contexts, as indicated by high workplace trust and partner-like boss.”
“The whole idea of people liking weekends better than weekdays because work is hell. That is not necessarily the case,” lead researcher John Helliwell from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research was quoted as saying.
It means that people who like their bosses and their work environment get as much pleasure from weekdays as they do from weekends.
“The workplace social environment and social time together almost completely account for the weekend effects for happiness, laughter, enjoyment and sadness,” the report noted.