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Survey ranks public speaking, childcare as most stressful occupations in Indonesia

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, March 3, 2017  /  09:59 am
Survey ranks public speaking, childcare as most stressful occupations in Indonesia

A recent survey involving staff from different industries countrywide examined stress levels based on the employees' own assessments of their work-life balance. (Shutterstock/File)

Public speaking and childcare have been named the most stressful occupations in Indonesia by research conducted by career site Jobplanet.

Other occupations deemed stressful are roles in dental clinics, the textile industry and radiology.

On the contrary, microelectronic engineers, copyright lawyers and UI/UX developers were recognized as the least stressful occupations in the country.

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The survey, conducted between August 2015 and January 2017, involved 86,000 employees from different industries countrywide. Stress levels were examined based on the employees' own assessments of their work-life balance.

Based on the research, employees with an average work-life balance score of 3.0 and below were placed in the high-stress category, while those who obtained 3.5 and above were categorized as having low-stress jobs.

Jobplanet chief product officer Kemas Antonius said in a press release that work-life balance was associated with an employee’s ability to face work pressure without eliminating other aspects of their life. “High pressure and workload [increase] the employee’s stress levels,” he said. (kes)

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Below are rankings of occupations and their work-life balance scores according to the study:

Top 10 most stressful occupations

1. Public speaker: 2.33

2. Nanny: 2.50

3. Dental worker: 2.50

4. Textile factory worker: 2.75

5. Radiology staff member: 2.85

6. Salesgirl for cosmetic products: 2.88

7. Product designer: 2.91

8. Metal factory worker: 2.92

9. Veterinarian: 2.92

10. Wedding planner/organizer: 2.93

 

Top 10 least stressful occupations

1. Microelectronic engineer: 4.17

2. Copyright lawyer: 4.10

3. UI/UX developer: 3.90

4. Electrical technology researcher: 3.88

5. Librarian: 3.79

6. Bond manager: 3.75

7. Staging team member: 3.70

8. Pastry chef: 3.67

9. Safety management worker: 3.60

10. Psychiatrist: 3.57

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