How To Hate Your Job Less


Remember that vocational test in high school that measured your career interests? You know, the one that told you to be an architect (which you then ignored and became a nurse)? Turns out they may have been onto something. How well your personal interests match with your job is a key factor in how happy you are, finds new analysis in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Researchers from Bowling Green State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign examined 60 previous studies to see just how much of a factor your personal interests play in your job happiness, performance, and likelihood you’ll stick with a position. Turns out, it matters—and it matters a lot. “People who have interests that fit with their job will be better performers and less likely to leave the organization,” says one of the study’s authors Christopher Nye, PhD, a psychology professor at Bowling Green.

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