Highly qualified working women stressed out

12th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

12 October 2007, One third of highly qualified women are suffering from severe stress symptoms. Far more women are suffering from psychological fatigue than men, but also more often than lower educated women. This is the conclusion of marketing research agency SKB.

12 October 2007

One third of highly qualified women are suffering from severe stress symptoms. Far more women are suffering from psychological fatigue than men, but also more often than lower educated women. This is the conclusion of marketing research agency SKB.

On average 22.7 percent of the working population suffer from stress. The psychological burden is greatest for women and men working in the public sector and in healthcare.

The SKB conducted a survey on behalf of the labour psychologist Louise Boelens, whose book "Vrouwen van 50" (Women of 50) was published this week. She argues that women over 40 will be a very fast growing group on the labour market because most women of this generation will continue working. Boelens also found that highly trained women in particular are most liable to be suffering from a burnout. For women up to the age of 40 the risk is 30 percent. At 50 it is 34 percent and at 58 it is as high as 40 percent. Boelens believes that women are paying "the price of the drastic changes in society" during the past decades.


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Subject: Dutch news

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