'Weekend effect' makes people happier regardless of their job, study says

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 01:49 in Psychology & Sociology

From construction laborers and secretaries to physicians and lawyers, people experience better moods, greater vitality and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, concludes the first study of daily mood variation in employed adults. And that "weekend effect" is largely associated with the freedom to choose one's activities and the opportunity to spend time with loved ones, the research found.

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