Work stress hits people in and out of work
SUMMARY: The global economic downturn led levels of work-related stress in the UK to ascend. Those who kept jobs during the recession are affected as much as those left jobless. With consequences like depression, anxiety, workplace injuries, suicide, and health and mental problems (higher risk of heart disease, insecurity), stress in workplace hit harder on women, and represent a high cost problem. The only possible solution is for employers and government to work against the work stress issue together.
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By definition stress can be though as a “negative state of arousal that arises when demands of situation exceed the resources available to cope with the situation” therefore, the outcomes from stress depend on 6 psychosocial factors which in interaction with gender and race will lead to unique stressors experienced by women and minorities.
We believe that the economic situation of a recession configures a specific combination between the 6 factors, that makes understandable the stronger impact that the out-coming stress has on women. This it is not contradictable with the article’s explanation, but it’s for sure a more complete explanation. The article stands that women will be the most affected by the recession since they mostly work on the public sector that will experience the most increase in work hours. This explanation only considers the Workload and Work Pace Factor, and the Career Security and Advancement Factor (related to the limitation of women to the public sector, and the mention of the escalation of insecurity and unemployment).
A more complete explanation will include the specific dynamic between the 6 factors, and how all of them show a worst picture for women than men.
Considering the negative outcomes from stress, “The Health and Safety Executive, which oversees workplace health, safety and welfare, has set up a number of management standards on tackling...