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Mental health of IT employees

  • WANG Yong ,
  • LI Xupei ,
  • XIAO Zhenyu
  • Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy Science, Beijing 100101, China

Received date: 2019-05-06

  Revised date: 2019-05-10

  Online published: 2019-06-20


A sample questionnaire survey of 403 employees in a number of IT companies and a case study of an IT company show that IT workers are high-stress, high-anxiety, high-happiness, low-depression, and low-burnout. The main sources of stress are the characteristics of the work itself, such as the workload, and the career development. In terms of demographic factors affecting the physical and mental health, the age and the marriage status have an impact on the physical and mental health:36-40 year old employees are in a state of high stress, low physical and mental health, low happiness; for the married employees or those with stable contacts with friends, their stress, physical and mental health, and their happiness level are better than those of divorced or unconnected employees. With regard to the personal personality, type A personality has a negative impact on the mental health. Optimism, resilience, and self-efficacy all have a positive impact on the mental health. With regard to external factors, interpersonal relationships and organizational environments have a positive impact on the mental health. The better the organizational atmosphere, the lower the employee's sense of stress, the better the physical and mental health, and the higher the happiness sense.

Cite this article

WANG Yong , LI Xupei , XIAO Zhenyu . Mental health of IT employees[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2019 , 37(11) : 45 -52 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2019.11.006


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