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Supportive Colleagues Boosts Longevity

by Savitha C Muppala on May 12, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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Supportive Colleagues Boosts Longevity

A new study has revealed the long term benefits of having supportive colleagues, which creates a positive environment at the workplace and boosts longevity.

"Peer social support, which could represent how well a participant is socially integrated in his or her employment context, is a potent predictor of the risk of all causes of mortality," the researchers said.

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Researchers also spotted a marked difference in the way men and women reacted to control and decision-making powers at the workplace. While it elevated the risk of mortality for women, control and authority had a protective effect for men.



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