General News Research — 14 January 2014
Religious People Less Likely to Suffer from Depression and Anxiety Compared to Non-Believers

A research carried out by a psychologist has concluded that religious people stay happy in workplaces in comparison to non-believers.  The study has been carried out by Dr Roxane Gervais, a senior psychologist at the Health and Safety Lab in Stockport.

In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers have studied 34 people in the Caribbean.  All these people were full-time employees and they were asked questions with regard to their wellbeing, bigstockphoto_Prayer_4660920religiosity and job satisfaction.

After studying the data, Dr.  Gervais reached at a conclusion that religious people were having less chance to suffer from depression and negativity when compared with people who are non-believers of God.

“Religiosity in the workplace may act as a resource, making people more resilient to cope with the many challenges of working life”, said Dr Gervais.  With passage of time, life is getting a little complex.

Now, it is not only money after which people are running.  They are also looking for peace of mind, which is vital for mental and physical health.

Findings of the study have been presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology, which took place in Brighton.

This article first appeared on ‘Top News’ on 11 January 2014.

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