These calculations were made taking into account such nuances as temperament.
Some of the conditions that millions of people are forced to tolerate in their work are destructively affecting their mental state, according to research conducted by scientists from the universities of South Wales in Australia and London. Experts answered that it is in the working environment that it exerts the greatest pressure on the psyche.
“The greatest pressure on the working person is the lack of the ability to make decisions independently, combined with high responsibility,” the authors of the project said in particular.
Also, in the list of factors that determine the working conditions that are dangerous for mental health, the scientific experts have included a high rate of work, contradictions in the requirements of the authorities, and the inability to use their own know-how, formed from experience. The scientists stated that regardless of the external conditions and type of activity, the presence of these factors in the working environment leads to the development of psychological disorders by the age of 50, in equal measure with men and women.
“If the work assumes greater responsibility, then the risk of developing depression and anxiety syndrome rises by 70%, if there is no possibility to influence the work process – by 89%, and if to these two factors a greater burden is added – by 122%,” the researchers calculated.
These calculations were made taking into account such nuances as temperament, education level and the presence of mental problems in people whose data were used for analytical calculations.