Al­most all work­ing fathers face a lot of stress: sur­vey

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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