If you're sitting stressed out at work right now -- or lying in bed too stressed to sleep -- you are not alone. A new survey by the American Psychological Association, conducted in January and released on March 5th, found that "one-third of employees experience chronic stress related to work" and that work stress is especially acute in women.
According to the APA, which surveyed 1,501 employed adults, women are more likely to report that they feel tense during work (37 percent of women versus 33 percent of men) and less likely to feel there are enough opportunities for internal career advancement (35 percent of women versus 43 percent of men). Women are also less likely to report feeling valued by their employer than men (48 percent of women versus 54 percent of men).
While both genders feel they are paid too little for their work -- fifty-four percent of all employees surveyed say they feel inadequately compensated -- women were more likely than men to feel underpaid.