Studies Find Younger Workers Feel Stressed, Lonely and Undervalued

Jun 13, 2024, 4:09 PM

(From APA) Younger workers are increasingly experiencing loneliness at work, according to an American Psychological Association survey. Nearly 45% of workers aged 18-25 reported frequent loneliness, higher than older groups, and were more likely to feel stressed. Ageism may contribute to employees’ sense of loneliness, with younger workers feeling their ideas aren't respected by those much older. “With more workers retiring later in life, the demographics of the workplace are changing and younger workers seem to be having the hardest time adjusting,” said APA's CEO.

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(From Inc.) Globally, one in five employees report experiencing loneliness a lot the previous day according to Gallup’s new State of the Global Workplace: 2024 Report. Loneliness is more prevalent among employees younger than age 35 than it is for those aged 35 and older. Fully remote employees report significantly higher levels of loneliness (25%) than do those who work exclusively on-site (16%). Fortunately there are solutions: Managers play a crucial role in improving engagement by clarifying goals, listening to employees and fostering connections, according to Gallup.

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