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Tenn. study: Black workers less supported at work -- but happier?
Tenn. study: Black workers less supported at work -- but happier?

In a new study based on surveys of more than 1,300 government workers in Tennessee, black workers were less likely than white workers to say they felt supported by their coworkers. They also reported having fewer friends at work. And black workers in the study were more likely to report facing routine tasks and getting less autonomy on the job. Yet the black workers surveyed were more likely than white workers to say they felt happiness and other positive emotions at work, the study said. The results, published in Social Psychology Quarterly, surprised researchers, who had expected support at work to translate into increased happiness and other positive emotions on the job. In...

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