With stressful work environments becoming more common, it appears men may be one of those making women even more stressed at work.
According to a new study presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting, women in jobs dominated by men have higher stress levels.
Past evidence has shown that women in jobs dominated by men can experience various things like sexual harassment and social isolation that would lead their body to release the stress hormone cortisol.
In the study, they found these elevated cortisol levels triggered by that work environment could be harmful to women’s health.
So for those women opting for a less stressful work environment, you may want to consider a more gender balanced place. Do it for your health!