Study Finds Millennial Workers Feel More Stressed Than Older Colleagues
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) surveyed more than 4,500 people regarding stress at the workplace.
The researchers found that Millennials – workers between 18 and 38 years old – felt more pressure at work than their baby boomer colleagues with more than 28 percent sharing that working through stress was expected in their job, according to an article on the independent website.
Just 12 percent of baby boomers (between age 53 and 71) said the same.
About 34 percent of Millennials said that they felt stress made them less productive at work versus 19 percent of baby boomers.
Reluctance to talk to managers about stress crossed demographic lines, however, The data revealed that across both generations only 14 percent of those surveyed said they were comfortable speaking to their manager about their stress levels.
“The mental health impact of work can follow us home. A good job where we feel secure and supported can boost our mental health. But poor and insecure working conditions undermine good mental health, according to Richard Grange, a spokesman for the foundation.
“Millennials are more likely to have insecure contracts, low rates of pay and high entry-level workloads. The pressures they face in today’s employment market are very different to past generations, ” he said.
This data follows a report by the MHF that found that a third of people in Britain have experienced suicidal feelings as a result of stress.
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