Men less engaged in work than women: Survey

One theory: Men have the 'Protestant ethic of going to work to make money and not enjoy it'
By Avril Ormsby
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/09/2010

Men in Britain are less engaged in their work compared with women until the final years of employment when they get a late surge of enthusiasm, according to a survey.

Men start off their careers at a much lower level of job satisfaction than women, only catching up shortly before they give up the commute and pick up their pension.

"One line of theory which I would like to look at more is that men have the Protestant ethic of going out to work to make money and not to enjoy it," Simon Easton, co-author of the report, told Reuters.