Passionate engagement in a creative project leads to real health. 

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 26 (UPI) — Employees who are invigorated and dedicated at work carry over their positive work experiences for a happier home life, U.S. researchers say.

Clive Fullagar, a professor of psychology, Satoris Culbertson, assistant professor of psychology, and Maura Mills, a graduate student in psychology — all of Kansas State University in Manhattan — tracked 67 extension agents for two-weeks.

The participants responded to two daily surveys, one at the end of their workday and the other immediately before going to bed. The study participants also completed a separate survey before the start of the two-week period and another after the daily data collection had ended.

The researchers found that employees who are engaged in their work — higher levels of vigor, dedication and absorption in daily activities — had better moods and more satisfaction at home.

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