New research has found that being given the opportunity to operate with flexible working
practices causes fathers to feel less stress in their jobs.
According to a study conducted and published by Working Families and Lancaster University's School of Management - which took place over the duration of two years and involved questioning 1,100 dads with jobs - mental anguish following the recession can be limited if their employer allows them to work outside of the traditional nine to five structure.
Sarah Jackson - chief executive of Working Families, which helps people find a better balance between their work and home life - said that over the course of the survey, it became apparent that "working fathers are very often seriously stressed", as the pressure of combining a job with being a dad takes its toll.
"Flexible working is a good way to alleviate some of this stress and men who have a better balance between work and home life tend to be happier," she added.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens