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Injustice, Gender Discrimination May Lead to Explosive Disorder: Study

Injustice, Gender Discrimination May Lead to Explosive Disorder: Study

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The so-called ‘anger disorder’ is caused not only by personal or family factors including home chores or marital conflict, but also by structural factors like unfair treatment or gender discrimination, a study showed Monday. ‘Anger disorder’ refers to a chronic explosive disorder that is caused by accumulated negative emotions [...]

Pandemic Era Leads to Less Intensive Exercise, Heavier Stress and Depressive Symptoms

Pandemic Era Leads to Less Intensive Exercise, Heavier Stress and Depressive Symptoms

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer people exercise regularly and more people are experiencing stress or depressive symptoms following the coronavirus outbreak, research showed Wednesday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency conducted a study on adults over 19 years of age between 2019 and 2021, which showed that indices related to their physical [...]

Stress Among College Students Differs by Gender and Parents’ Income

Stress Among College Students Differs by Gender and Parents’ Income

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Although South Korean university students are experiencing various difficulties due to employment struggles and expensive college tuition, their stress level is different by gender and their parents’ income and academic level, a study showed Monday. A research team from Korea University carried out a latent profile analysis based on [...]

Public Health Centers Face ‘Extreme Stress’ as Pandemic Drags on

Public Health Centers Face ‘Extreme Stress’ as Pandemic Drags on

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Two years into the pandemic, public health centers in South Korea are struggling with extreme levels of stress, requiring immediate support. The Gyeonggi Provincial government and a research team led by professor Yoo Myung-soon from Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Health conducted a survey of 517 healthcare [...]

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 [...]