The psychological health of employees still very degraded, according to a study

The mental health of French employees remains very degraded with 44% of them in psychological distress, according to a barometer produced by OpinionWay and made public on Thursday.

The proportion of employees who experience psychological distress – a concept that overlaps both symptoms of depression and exhaustion – is thus up 3 points compared to June 2022, according to this survey for the firm Empreinte Humaine, specializing in prevention. psychosocial risks.

Among the employees questioned for this eleventh edition of the barometer since March 2020, 14% have a high rate of psychological distress, continues the study, which reports 36 months of high distress.

More than seven out of ten respondents (74%) declare that their psychological health is partially or totally linked to work.

And the populations most affected by psychosocial risks are those under 29 (55% psychological distress), women (49%) or managers (44%).

The burn-out rate decreases to 28% (-6), but remains at levels twice as high as before 2020, adds the study.

While the pension reform is at the heart of the news, the barometer also indicates that 7 out of 10 employees are afraid of not being able to keep up with the decline in the age of departure. The same proportion say that the prospect of working longer worries them.

In addition, 40% of employees surveyed say they are powerful at work. For a third, the Covid-19 crisis is still impacting their level of fatigue.

Survey conducted online from February 7 to 17 with a representative sample of 2,000 French employees, using the quota method.

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