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Teenagers and Young Adults Most Stressed by ‘Anger Towards Others’

Teenagers and Young Adults Most Stressed by ‘Anger Towards Others’

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, teenagers have turned out to receive most stress from ‘anger towards others’. The state-run Korea Youth Counseling and Welfare Institute conducted an online survey of 862 teenagers and young adults between 9 and 24 years of age, in which ‘anger towards others’ scored 3.76 [...]

85 pct of Teachers Say Work is Harder After COVID-19: Survey

85 pct of Teachers Say Work is Harder After COVID-19: Survey

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 8 out of 10 South Korean teachers are experiencing more stress from their educational activities after the outbreak of the coronavirus, a survey showed Wednesday. The Korea Federation of Teachers’ Associations had conducted a survey of 7,991 teachers working at preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools [...]

COVID-19 Leads to Drops in Smoking and Drinking Rates While Everyday Stress Levels Rise

COVID-19 Leads to Drops in Smoking and Drinking Rates While Everyday Stress Levels Rise

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of the coronavirus and the introduction of social distancing policies, South Koreans are engaged in less smoking, drinking, and physical activities, while their everyday stress levels have increased. Last year, the Gyeonggi Provincial Government conducted a survey of 41,983 residents via 46 local community health centers [...]

9 in 10 Koreans Feel Stress from Prolonged Pandemic: Survey

9 in 10 Koreans Feel Stress from Prolonged Pandemic: Survey

SEOUL, March 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Most South Koreans are feeling stress from the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, a survey showed Wednesday. Nonetheless, respondents shared the view that the government needs to toughen its COVID-19 disinfection guidance. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism jointly carried out a [...]

Half of S. Korean Adults Have Experienced Stress or Abuse Related to Financial Circumstances

Half of S. Korean Adults Have Experienced Stress or Abuse Related to Financial Circumstances

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that more than half of South Korean adults have experienced stress or abuse related to their financial situation. Choi Chul, a professor at Sookmyung Women’s University, and Shin Sang-hee, a researcher at the Korea Financial Investors Protection Foundation, carried out a survey of 2,000 [...]

S. Korea Ofering Services to Address ‘Corona Blues’

S. Korea Ofering Services to Address ‘Corona Blues’

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has been offering a range of services to help people cope with stress and depression amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday. The move comes as an increasing number of South Koreans are suffering from the “corona blues,” which refers to depression caused by the coronavirus outbreak [...]

Seoul City Employs Stress Free Design for Rental Housing

Seoul City Employs Stress Free Design for Rental Housing

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is seeking to promote the mental health of young people, whose stress index is the highest among all generations. According to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, the number of individuals with depression in their 20s who received hospital treatment last year rose by [...]

Stress is a Poison for Humans, but a Breakthrough for Graphene

Stress is a Poison for Humans, but a Breakthrough for Graphene

DAEJEON, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Studies show that stress, which is toxic to people, acts as a “breakthrough” for graphene, a new material with potential applications in semiconductors. A team of researchers at the Institute of Basic Science released the results of a study Thursday that indicates stress stimulates further reactions to graphene function [...]