56% Indian women more stressed than last year

Globally, only about 53% women reported experiencing higher stress than last year

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Burnout stress in Indian women is higher than what is experienced by their global counterparts, reveals the Deloitte Women@Work report. At the same time, the rating for Indian women is the same as that of their global counterparts when it comes to mental health.

While 56 per cent Indian women feel their stress level is higher than it was a year ago, 53 per cent of their global counterparts admit feeling more stressed than last year.

Forty-eight per cent Indian women admit feeling burned out, compared to 46 per cent of their global counterparts.

While 45 per cent Indian women admit to receiving adequate health support from the organisations they work for, 44 per cent of their global counterparts share the same view.

India still lags when it comes to comfort level in talking about mental health at the workplace. Only 41 per cent Indian women professionals are comfortable discussing mental health issues at work, as compared to 43 per cent of their global counterparts.

About 39 per cent Indian women professionals are comfortable taking leave of absence due to mental health issues and admitting to the same. The same percentage of women globally are comfortable admitting to taking leave for mental health.

Interestingly 33 per cent women in India and 33 per cent women globally have taken time off work to overcome mental health issues.

In India and globally, 49 per cent women rate their mental health as extremely poor, while 39 per cent rate it as extremely good.

Surprisingly, the maximum burnout in India is felt by young women in the 18 to 25 age group (63 per cent), followed by those in the 26 to 38 age group (52 per cent) . About 43 per cent of Indian women who experience burnout belong to the 39 to 54 age bracket, while 22 per cent belong to the 55 to 64 age bracket.

The survey covered 500 women in India, of which 96 per cent were employed full time and 4 per cent were part-timers / gig workers. While 33 per cent were working 100 per cent remotely, 40 per cent were following the hybrid model.

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