Proceedings of the International Conference on Application of AI and Statistical Decision Making for the Business World, ICASDMBW 2022, 16-17 December 2022, Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies, Delhi, India

Research Article

Generation Y and Generation Z's substantial technology use and mental health ignorance: A Descriptive Analysis

Download441 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.16-12-2022.2326174,
        author={Garima  Srivastava and Sanjay  Pachauri},
        title={Generation Y and Generation Z's substantial technology use and mental health ignorance: A Descriptive Analysis},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the International Conference on Application of AI and Statistical Decision Making for the Business World, ICASDMBW 2022, 16-17 December 2022, Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies, Delhi, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICASDMBW},
        year={2023},
        month={2},
        keywords={mental health physical health mental illness technology usage generations millennials},
        doi={10.4108/eai.16-12-2022.2326174}
    }
    
  • Garima Srivastava
    Sanjay Pachauri
    Year: 2023
    Generation Y and Generation Z's substantial technology use and mental health ignorance: A Descriptive Analysis
    ICASDMBW
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.16-12-2022.2326174
Garima Srivastava1,*, Sanjay Pachauri1
  • 1: MIET, Greater Noida
*Contact email: drgarimasrivastava11@gmail.com

Abstract

Despite more discussion about mental health during the pandemic, many surveys have shown that stigma at work makes Millennials and Gen Z hesitant to express their increased stress and anxiety to their employers, with nearly six out of ten saying they did not tell their boss how they were feeling. In addition, 49% and 47% of millennials and Gen Zs who have taken time off for mental health reasons have not told their boss. Over half of millennials and Gen Zs say mental health discrimination is common. School shootings, student debt, unemployment, and politics all stress Gen Z [5]. Some teens may feel isolated and lonely in a hyper-connected world. It may also give a steady supply of negative news headlines, FOMO, and social media humiliation [10]. Millennials believe work affects their mental health [16]. Increased work hours and stagnant wages contribute to millennial burnout [13]. The current study focuses on identifying factors that affect generation Y and Z's mental health. The study samples North-West Delhi residents. The study compared factors to respondent demographics and accomplished using survey questionnaires where primary data was collected and analysed.