(CS) A study has revealed that Luxembourg's senior workers experience less stress and are more fulfilled in their work than their younger colleagues.
However, while workers aged 50 or over were stressed less often, they experienced stress more intensely than workers aged below 50.
Some 83 percent of workers over 50 stated that they experienced stress as least occasionally, against 92 percent of those under 50.
With more older workers in leading positions, the study states that this could offer an explanation why more 50+ workers indicated they were continually stressed (19 percent) than the under 50s (11 percent), even though they are overall less affected.
Seniors experience more frequent health problems
Some two in three workers across both age brackets stated they experienced repetitive strain injuries of the musculoskeletal or nervous system. However, the older the workers, the more frequent the problems, whereas the majority of under 50s experienced health issues on an occasional basis.
When it comes to satisfaction, 50+ workers stated that they were perfectly content more often than their younger colleagues (33 percent against 20 percent). More of the under 50s were only somewhat content (58 percent against 50 percent).
Some 22 percent of workers under 50 indicated that they were not content at all, against only 17 percent of those over 50.
The study was conducted by CEPS/Instead on a representative group of 1,537 local and cross-border workers, as part of an inquiry into worker well-being by the Chambre des Salariés.