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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute

Volunteer work brings life balance

Does more work mean more stress? Not necessarily. On the contrary. A team of researchers, led by EBPI’s Ramualdo Ramos found that people in the workforce who are also engaged in voluntary work report better work-life balance than non-volunteers. This, in turn, translated into less stress symptoms and better psychological and emotional well-being. The study was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and a resulting paper, coauthored by colleagues at UZH and ETH Zürich, was recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Further information can be found here:
SNSF press release
Scientific paper
NZZ coverage (in German)