More than two-thirds of Serbs suffer from chronic exhaustion at work or are on the verge of exhaustion, according to the results of an international health study. This study also showed that so-called burnout syndrome in the workplace is felt more only by the Russians out of all European nations.
According to the survey, the Russians are most affected by the occupational burnout – 72 per cent, followed by Serbs (66 per cent) and Poles (62 per cent), while less than half of respondents in Spain, Italy and Germany (49 per cent), as well as in France, faced chronic exhaustion at work.
The survey covered nine European countries, and its results have been recently presented at an international conference in Berlin. The survey also showed that more than half of Europeans (55 per cent) experienced chronic exhaustion at work or was close to it or they know from their personal experience what are the symptoms of this “disease”.
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Nearly 70 per cent of the surveyed countries, mostly in Serbia (78 per cent), Germany (77 per cent) and France (75 per cent), have experienced a rise in the number of employees who feel chronic exhaustion at work which is quite alarming.
Also according to the survey, more than a quarter of Europeans (27 per cent) believe that the growing number of cases of chronic exhaustion at work is due to the lack of education and prevention of this medical syndrome.
60 per cent of the surveyed workers from Russia and 48 per cent from Serbia and Poland respectively expect adequate compensation for their overtime in order to prevent stress. According to the survey participants, companies should have a medical expert at hand to advise on health problems of employees, which the Spaniards and the Italians consider to be of utmost importance.
The survey was conducted under the auspices of “The Future of Health” project by the Kantar Health Market Research Institute among 18,000 respondents between the ages of 18 and 99. The survey was commissioned by the STADA Company and covered the following countries – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
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