According to a new study published by The Journal of Health & Social Behavior, authoritative roles at work impact men and women differently.
Researchers analyzed data between 1993 and 2004. Participants were monitored in terms of their job positions and how their roles impacted the incidence of depression symptoms.
Here’s what researchers found: women with job authority defined as hiring, firing and influencing pay have significantly more symptoms of depression than women without the same authority.
On the contrary, men in authoritative positions at the office demonstrated fewer symptoms of depression than their male counterparts who didn’t have authoritative responsibilities. And when compared side by side, women in authoritative positions showcased more depression symptoms than men in similar authoritative jobs. Read more