After The World Health Organization released a report affirming the importance of the working class to social and economical development, the Siglo 21 University in Buenos Aires conducted their own study to assess the state of workers here in Argentina. Sadly, they discovered that 50.4 percent in Argentines in cities would leave the country to work if they had the opportunity.
Whats’s worse is that the salary of those interviewed did not appear to be a factor in deciding who wanted to leave and who didn’t. What did have an effect was dedication to work, vigor, cynicism, age and life satisfaction.
“Without an adequate level of well-being,” said the study, “it is not possible for workers to develop their skills, cope with the normal stress of life, work productively and make a meaningful contribution to the community.”
The university interviewed 1,050 people over the phone between the ages 18 and 65 years old from cities around the country and compiled their results to find several noteworthy categories — life satisfaction, pride in work, energy depletion and general mental and physical health.
Last year, the report found that 42.4 percent of those interviewed said that they were satisfied with their lives. However, the current study saw this number drop to 34.3 percent. Even so, that means one out of three Argentine workers have found satisfaction in their lives.
On the other hand, the Siglo 21 University also discovered that about one in three workers in Argentina find themselves so tired that they can’t dedicate themselves to anything else after work. And in terms of mental and physical health, they found that there is an increase in anxiety, muscle tension and physical exhaustion in the country from last year. The highest stress levels were found in Mendoza (33 percent), Tucuman (31 percent) and Buenos Aires (30 percent).