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Stressed At Work? Blame Your Genes, Not Your Employer, Study Says

by Ted Thornhill
Publication: The Huffington Post

September 17, 2012


Do you feel your boss is causing you no end of stress? About to march to HR with a least of grievances?

Before you do, it might be worth considering the findings of a new study that claims that work stress, job satisfaction and health problems due to stress may be the fault of your own genes.

Lead author Timothy Judge, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business in Indiana, studied nearly 600 twins – some identical, some fraternal – who were raised together, and apart.

He found that being raised in the same environment had very little effect on personality, stress and health, but that shared genes turned out to be around four times as important as a shared environment.

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