Almost all working fathers face a lot of stress: survey
With Father’s Day in Taiwan approaching, it may be a good idea for working fathers to look to de-stress. 1111 Job Bank, one of Taiwan’s leading human resource agencies, said Tuesday that according to a recent survey, up to 88 percent of working fathers are enormously stressed by job-related worries.
Vice President Daniel Lee of 1111 Job Bank said that a particular demographic that stands out is young fathers born in the 1990s. Commonly paid well below the average market salary, these new fathers tend to endure the greatest amount of financial pressure.
According to further survey data, the most prevalent sources of stress mainly stem from “financial burdens at home” (76.3 percent), “parenting problems” (39.8 percent) and a “lack of pay raises” (38.3 percent).
The type of occupation matters greatly as well, with some fields inducing more stress than others. An analysis of the results showed that fathers in human services shoulder the most pressure in their workplace, closely followed by workers in department stores, medical services and agricultural services.