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July 22, 2010

Does Gender Matter in Work Related Stress?

26% women report unreasonable amounts of stress at work compared to 22% men according to this Kenexa Study "Mothers, Sisters and Daughters Alike": Women Suffer Work Stress in Different Ways Than Men. It is an interesting study because it highlights the differences and overlaps in sources of stress for men and women. The genders agree on issues related to ethics, quality of products.

Women are more concerned over non-discrimination and subsequently, fair treatment during evaluations. Being excited about work is uniquely significant for women, while freedom to try out new things unique factor for men.
Population surveyed: USA: 10,000 workers and 1,000 workers from each of these countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and 500 workers in Russia.

Posted by rdivecha at July 22, 2010 02:02 PM


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