Meet Gen Z: The Stressed, Indebted, and Idealistic Future of Work
Members of Generation Z, defined as being between the ages of 10 and 25, report feeling more emotionally distressed than those of any other generation. One-quarter of Generation Z respondents rated their mental health as poor or very poor. That’s almost twice the amount of Millennials and members of Generation X who felt the same way (13 percent each). Only 8 percent of Baby Boomers reported such feelings.
To be sure, every generation has endured traumatic events. But as digital natives, members of Generation Z are the first to be bombarded constantly through their cell phones with news, opinions, conspiracy theories, and falsehoods that they are left to decipher.
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