Family Gets in the Way of Work

Christine Whelan | Posted on 04/09/10

I'm a big fan of dark humor. So this headline

Family Gets In The Way Of Work For Materialistic Individuals

seemed right on the money.

The more materialistic individuals are, the more likely they are to view their family as an obstacle to work, finds a Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology study published online yesterday.

Can't buy me love? Right... because it might get in the way of making more money.

(Academic side note: It's a small study - sample size of only 274 - so let's not go too nuts over the results. But many other studies have linked materialistic personalities to myriad other bad things. Want to see how you fare on an academic scale of materialistic tendencies? Take this online test.)

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