I read today that University of Toronto researchers Scott Schieman and Taralyn McMullen have found that women who work for other women have greater health problems than women who work for men. I’m entirely rocked by this — I’ve always loved working for women and found they understand the pull of family and home life much more than men.
So I don’t quite buy this. However…
Published in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, the duo’s study uses data from a 2005 survey of 1,800 American workers. They found that women who worked for women bosses have a higher rate of distress in their lives (anger, depression), not to mention headaches and backaches.
Schieman and McMullen haven’t been able to explain why this is so.