The Slovenia Times

Workplace stress levels in Slovenia among highest in Europe


Ljubljana - Slovenia is among the European countries with the highest levels of stress at work. This is also one of the main reasons for missing work and short-time working, accounting for 50-60% of all lost working days, according to the career and employment portal

A survey carried out as part of the 2018-2021 PSDT programme found that one in four Slovenians experienced anxiety to the point where this began to interfere with their work at least once in the previous month.

Some 10% of the respondents experienced symptoms of depression or anxiety and 25% said they faced burnout in the past year.

The most common factors related to workplace stress are lack of job control, inappropriate demands, lack of support from colleagues and management, conflicts between employees, poor interpersonal relations, workplace violence and job insecurity, the portal quotes the study's findings.

Mental health issues not only have a profound impact on the lives of individuals, but also have a range of detrimental effects on businesses and organisations, such as absenteeism, reduced employee performance and productivity, lower employee motivation and higher costs.

The PSDT programme, running between March 2018 and April 2021, provided support to businesses to manage and prevent psychosocial risk factors.


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