Marital quality influences work satisfaction, according a 2003 study that analyzed over 1,000 married individuals surveyed four times between 1980 and 1992.

The study highlighted by the Heritage Foundation finds that respondents who experienced an increase in marital happiness and time spent in leisure and everyday activities with their spouses were more likely to report higher levels of job satisfaction at the later interview than individuals who did not experience an increase in marital satisfaction. Conversely, increases in marital discord between the interviews were linked to declines in job satisfaction.

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