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What Has Power Got to Do With Happiness?

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 31, 2013 at 1:16 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Does power make people feel happy? Researchers from Israel, who conducted the study, found that being in a position of power made people happier and content as compared to the powerless lot.
 What Has Power Got to Do With Happiness?
What Has Power Got to Do With Happiness?
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During their study of more than 350 participants to ascertain the impact of power in various contexts -at work, with friends, or in romantic relationships, researchers found that feeling powerful in any context enhanced the levels of contentment.

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The study revealed that powerful people felt 16 percent more satisfied with their lives than the least powerful people. The study also showed that powerful employees had a greater sense of satisfaction in their work than powerless co-workers.

Power did not have a significant role to play in romantic relationships or friendships as these bonds are were not based on hierarchy.

"By leading people to be true to their desires and inclinations -- to be authentic -- power leads individuals to experience greater happiness," the researchers concluded.



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