According to a new study, the greatest cause of stress among executives is a combination of lack of control, lack of support, and high job demands. Among other findings:
- Most senior and junior executives have the lowest level of stress.
- Stress peaks in middle and senior management roles but is generally lower in non-managers and top executive positions.
- Owners, CEOs, and executives may feel less stress because they have a greater degree of control.
- Overall stress levels for women are higher than for men, especially for those in senior and middle management roles.