Being over-qualified can cause stress

July 12, 2017

Being over-qualified for your job can be quite boring, but a new study reveals it can be stressful too! Florida Atlantic University researchers analyzed 25 years of research and say workers who are over-qualified for their jobs become angry and frustrated which can cause grief for both employees and employers. Lead study author, Professor Michael Harari explains that over-qualified workers feel deprived when they expect a job will require a skill set, and then it doesn't. He adds, "We invest effort at work, and we expect rewards in return, such as esteem and career opportunities. For an over-qualified employee, that expectation has been violated. This is a stressful experience for employees, which leads to poor psychological well-being, such as negative emotions and psychological strain."

Source: Daily Mail