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Employee stress levels higher in India compared with other countries: Report

Aug 17 2018 • Written by Team Fitgenix

The 2018 Cigna 360° Well-Being Survey – Future Assured report has found out that the employee stress levels in  India are high as compared with other developed and emerging countries, including the US, the UK, Germany, France, China, Brazil and Indonesia.


Around 89 percent of the respondents from India said they were suffering from stress compared to the global average of 86 percent. In addition, one in eight people have serious trouble in dealing with stress, with millennials suffering more than other groups. Nearly, 75 percent of respondents in India do not feel comfortable talking to a medical professional about their stress, with cost being one of the key barriers.


The Cigna 360° Well-Being Survey was launched in 2014 with the goal of exploring well-being perceptions and concerns across five key areas of well-being – physical, family, social, financial and work. The survey covered 14,500 people in 23 markets around the world. In India, a sample size of 1,000 respondents in the age group of 25 years and above was surveyed across 20 cities.

India has taken the top spot in terms of the overall global well-being index for the fourth consecutive year. The country only showed slight declines in Physical, Social and Family wellness this year, while respondents remain optimistic about Work and Financial well-being.


As per the findings, the largest percentage falls are in the physical area concerning weight and nutrition management, followed by sleep-related challenges.

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