By Yimin Huang, 07 Oct 2019
A recent study from the University of Texas at Austin and Emory University has revealed that professional misconduct can indicate marriage infidelity.
The study noted the conduct of 11,235 participants from police archives, and then analyzed the leaked data base from the marriage infidelity site ashley madison to find the correlation, according to the Insider.
The sample taken has been predominantly male, and all ashley madison users were also men.
Samuel Kruger, one of the authors of the research, stated that the results show a “correlation” between misbehavior at work and cheating. He also claimed that tackling issues of “sexual misconduct” in professional settings might also help in boosting “ethical corporate cultures.”
The study is supported by breakup recovery and dating coach Cheryln Chong, who told Insider that she has been aware of the correlation.
She labeled the two motivational factors “entitlement” and “self-gratification.” To her, “self-gratifiers” are people who have cannot bear with uneasy emotions and have to do something to “feel good.”
In turn, this can lead to “acting up” at work or cheating to create more excitement in their lives, in order to enjoy the “next best thing.” The issue is also often linked to problems with addiction and narcissism.