Harder Hit By Stress
We've heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but are they also different when it comes to stress at work? The Wall Street Journal ("Office Stress: His vs. Hers") sheds some light on this question.
The WSJ focused on a new survey from the American Psychological Association, which polled 1,500 employees on a slew of workplace conditions that are known to affect our stress. The usual suspects emerged for both men and women. For example, not getting paid enough and insufficient opportunity for advancement led to dissatisfaction and stress for both sexes. But more interesting than these old chestnuts were the emerging differences between men and women at work.
In a reversal of previous trends, women are becoming more stressed at work than men. Why? I believe it's because women are more conflicted between work and home, and I believe that greater conflict is due to the different belief systems that men and women hold.
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