Study Finds People More Stressed at Home Than at Work

Researchers at Penn State University measured the cortisol levels of 122 people and found that their stress levels were lower at work.
1:47 | 06/25/14

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This is for you, Amy, a new look -- we all feel it, let's face it, but it's where it is most intense. That's making headlines. Home or at work? Byron Pitts has the answer for us. Reporter: Like most of us, assistant high school principal eve lives a crazy, stress-filled life. Mother of two, a husband who also works full-time. On a scale of one to ten, what's your stress level at work? There are days I'm a 12. Reporter: And home? A six. Reporter: Eve believes that her workday is far for stressful than at home. A study says otherwise. Researchers at Penn state put the lives of 122 married and single men and women under a motorcyc microscope. They had to swab saliva six times a day at work and home to measure Corti sol. The stress was lower at work than at home. Reporter: And her daughters see her stress in her face. She gets red in the face. Reporter: And she took the test. They are higher at home. Reporter: She is indeed more stressed at home than at work. Researchers think home is where the heart is, so the stakes are higher. Byron Pitts, ABC news, New York. And that's because we care about what happens here, of course. But at home, you want to make sure everyone goes well -- Traveling for work, I'm much more stressed on missing the flight back home than making the flight. You want to get back. Yeah, and I think as a working mother, you come home from work, you want to get it right. You feel bad you have been gone, and there's stress in trying not to be stressed. Really love each other.

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