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Singaporean workers stressed by economic downturn: survey

Ike Suarez | Dec. 20, 2013
Results indicated that 67% of Singaporean respondents say they experienced more stress-related illnesses since the downturn.

Singaporean workers face stress-related problems as a result of the recent economic downturn, according to a survey of work attitudes in 96 countries  by the workplace solutions provider, Regus.

The sample size for Singapore involved 253 workers, according to personnel for Priority Consultants, which issued the press statement of Regus' behalf.

Results indicated that 67% of Singaporean respondents say they experienced more stress-related illnesses since the downturn.

Other key findings were the following:

  • 34 % of Singaporeans worried about losing their jobs
  • 35 % of Singaporeans expressed less confidence in the economic stability of the sectors they work in
  • 40% of Singaporean respondents reported their families and friends had noticed their being stressed by work
  • 45% of Singaporean respondents disclosed stress is damaging their personal relationships with co-workers
  • 54% of Singaporean respondents believed stress levels have increased levels of absenteeism

 

 

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