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Mexico leads work stress in the world

Mexico leads work stress in the world

Mexico City, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the world's leading country regarding work stress, above China and the United States, the largest economies on the planet, according to Erika Villavicencio, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
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The cultural approach to work and the way we are educated to commit ourselves to work, which even leads to an overburden of activities, are some of the factors that make Mexico one of the most stressed countries in the world, UNAM’s researcher and psychology coordinator said.

She revealed in a study that since 2017 WHO data have indicated that Mexicans are the most stressed people in the world because of their jobs, and in 2019 that problem was chronic as it affected over 40 percent of employees; it increased to 63 percent in 2021.

Villavicencio said that Mexico is one of the nations with the fewest vacation days, on average: 14 days off, between benefits and official ones.

This is a short period of time, reduced by the time employees spend keeping on attending to work-related matters instead of clearing their minds, she noted.

She said that the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the “always available collaborator,” something that has increased mental disorders such as work stress, which causes gastrointestinal discomfort, sleep disturbances, headaches, behavioral reactions and/or fears, but also increased experiences of harassment at work.

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