Study: Malaysian women 16th most stressed

NEW YORK: Malaysian women rank as the 16th most stressed women in the world, according to a recent study.

Indian women rank as the world's most stressed women, says the study, prepared by the information and media company, Nielsen.

The study shows that women in India live and work under considerable time pressure.

Indian women are the most stressed (87%), the study shows, closely followed by Mexican (74%) and Russian women (69%). In the developed countries, the stress level is the highest for women in Spain (66%), France (65%) and Italy (64%).

Malaysian women (44%) rank 16th in the list while women in Thailand (45%) share the 15th spot with South Korea (45%).

Japanese women (52%) rank 12th while mainland Chinese women (51%) rank 13th.

The study, which researched the buying and other social behavioural patterns of women in 21 developing and emerging economies of the world, reveals that women all over the world feel stressed out, with women in the so-called emerging countries facing greater stress than women in the developed countries.

According to India's Economic Times, the greater stress levels of women in the newly industrialised countries can be attributed to the fact that in recent years, for example, in India, the corporate sector and the jobs have developed at an extremely fast pace whereas the society has stagnated with its traditional role patterns. - Bernama

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