Every day overtime “tired into a dog”, “buy and buy” feel the economic pressure, plain looks like “passers-by A” … In the past year, more than 80% of working women have experienced symptoms of anxiety or depression for various reasons in the past year. And revenge to stay up late, brush mobile phones and other modern lifestyle, but also to professional women’s mental health “fuel.”
On December 1, 2019, the 14th China Health Communication Conference was held, hosted by Tsinghua University’s Center for International Communication Research and other institutions, and hosted by Tsinghua University’s Institute of Health Communication. The conference released the “China’s working women’s mental health green paper”, through the survey of 1,199 respondents data, the mental health of women in the workplace “great lying.”
More than 80% of working women have had anxiety and depression
90 after the “heavy disaster area”
The results show that about 85 percent of working women have experienced symptoms of anxiety or depression in the past year. In the last three months, about 90% of women in the workplace have experienced “negative” emotions and developed emotional, psychological and physical symptoms. For example, nearly half of working women said they were irritable, anxious, or upset or scared; about 40 percent felt weak and tired, or depressed and depressed; and more than one-third of working women suffered from headaches, neck pain, and back pain.
It is worth mentioning that the younger generation, the more psychological problems are being suffered, of which the more serious after 90. Research data show that as the age group declines, the proportion of women in the workplace with anxiety or depression shows a clear upward trend. Of these, about 40% of women in their 80s and 90s felt anxious or depressed “from time to time” or “always”. About 87.5 percent of post-90 working women said they had experienced anxiety or depression in the past year.
Experts say that after the 80’s and 90’s gradually become the mainstay of contemporary society, the mental health of the younger generation needs attention.
Work, economic stress and appearance.
The Three “ResponsibleS” that Affect Women’s Mood
For Women in the Chinese workplace, there are many factors contributing to mental health problems. Surveys show that work stress, financial status and physical appearance are the three major “contributors” to women’s psychological problems in the workplace. The change of physiological period, age, marriage and family also affect the mental health of women in the workplace.
Specifically, work stress and economic situation span different ages and become the first and second major factors affecting women’s mental health in the workplace in China. The younger the generation, the more troubled they have in both. It’s worth noting that the younger generation is particularly concerned about their looks. More than 40% of respondents in their post-80s and post-90s said they would feel stressed as a result.
Stay up late, swipe your phone.
The hidden dangers of contributing to the “heart disease” of women in the workplace
The latest issue of the Green Paper on Women’s Health in Urban Workplaces in China finds that staying up late and overusing modern lifestyles such as electronic devices can pose a mental health risk to women in the workplace.
Among them, there is a clear correlation between sleep and the psychological problems of women in the workplace. The earlier you sleep, the better your mental health. Women who stay up late are associated with more psychological problems. For example, a quarter of working women who fell asleep before 10 p.m. said they had “been in good shape and had no psychological problems” in the past year. This proportion gradually decreased with the delay in falling asleep, with only about 10 percent of respondents falling asleep after 12 a.m. And the better the mental health of working women, the better the quality of their sleep.
In addition, mobile electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets have a negative impact on psychological problems. The study found that the longer you use these devices, the greater the likeness of anxiety or depression. This reached nearly 50% of the users of “6 to 8 hours” and “more than 8 hours”, far higher than those under 2 hours.
Nearly four in ten working women are tired of using mobile electronic devices and are oppressed by the “information explosion” they bring. Another 26 percent of women were anxious about the glitz of their friends’ circle. Two-in-nine after also because of going out to forget to bring a mobile phone or mobile phone power emergency pressure.
Another noteworthy phenomenon is that the psychological problems of living alone or sharing a family with a stranger are not optimistic. The study found that 92% and 87% of women who shared and lived alone with strangers had different levels of psychological problems.