More than half of South Korean youths feel stressed in their daily lives, mainly due to study and job-seeking, a government poll showed today.
The survey was originally conducted in September 2014 (by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family). Around 58 percent of the respondents said they are occasionally or frequently stressed out in their daily lives.
The figure represents a fall compared to the same survey conducted in 2011.
The latest survey (of 3000 people aged 9 to 24) also found that 62% of children aged 13 to 24 (and 64% of women) are more vulnerable to stress than younger children aged 9 to 12 (at 41.6%) and men (at around 53%)
Students attending middle and high schools and universities said their stress mainly comes from college entrance, and unemployment problems.
In the same survey, 40.6 % of respondents were found to feel the urge to run away from home.
9.8 % answered that they have experienced leaving home without notice.
Source: Busan eFM News
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