A study from an Australian university reveals that a child who enjoys a healthy and happy life will achieve a productive and healthy working life in adulthood, academic sources reported.
The findings highlight that work-related stress in adult life is a complex and multifactorial issue associated with a range of individual factors throughout life and the characteristics of the work should not be analyzed in isolation, said the author of the paper, Seana Gall, from the University of Tasmania.
The study, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, covers a period of 25 years and compares factors such as school enjoyment, socio-economic status and indicators of physical and mental health of children with other signs of work stress in adult life.
The research followed the cases of a group of participants who were interviewed for the first time in 1985 in a survey on health and fitness in Australian schools, according to a statement from the University of Tasmania.
The study determined that stress pathways could originate in childhood, although this aspect has been little explored to determine its effect on the working life of adults.
The scientists also found that a number of positive factors related to health and school were associated with lower levels of work stress in adult life and that these were not influenced by the socio-economic situation.
He also concluded that healthy childhood experiences contribute to a healthy and productive working life until adulthood.