It is assumed that women who work a lot sleep little, as they devote all their time to moving up the career ladder. The study shows that in order to become ambitious, one necessarily needs to sleep well. However, the quality and duration of sleep did not affect the career aspirations of men.
Every day, study participants first informed how well they had slept, what mood they were in the next morning, and then on the same day they also talked about how they related to raising their own status and level of responsibility at work. When women slept well, their mood improved and they were more likely to focus their daily intentions on achieving status and responsibility at work. As the study proves, if sleep worsens, positive mood decreases.
Both men and women reported good and poor sleep quality during the study. There were no gender differences in terms of quality of night rest. But women were more likely to report a decrease in intention to seek more status at work after sleepless nights, that is, their sleep just influenced their working ambitions.
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