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Social Expressions and stress:

Australian Psychological Society has done its 5th successive national
stress and wellbeing in Australia survey. As per the results of the
survey conducted in 2015, it examined the impact of social media
on Australians behavior and wellbeing as well as exploring the
experience of the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO).
When Australians were asked about their wellness across 6 key life
domains (social, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and
vocational), Australians rated themselves as faring well across all
these key life areas. Main well being findings over 5 years include:

Living arrangements

People who register higher level of anxiety symptoms and distress

are the ones who are most likely to gamble, smoke, and consume
alcohol and drugs.
Of the Australians who were surveyed, teens were spending 2.7
hours per day connected to social media.
Social media is affecting how the Australians behave, where 56% of
teens have reported that they are heavy social media users, with
25% being constantly connected.
Social media is a cause of stress and a means of managing stress
for Australians teens and young people. Social media has dominated
the life of many teens and youngsters.
After questioning 50000 young Australians aged between 11-19, the
annual mission Australia report revealed 27% of them to be
concerned about stress levels, while 20% of children aged 11-14 say
that they are struggling to cope.
The respondents spoke of the high expectations and soaring levels
of pressure experienced by young people recently; seemingly in
comparison to the angst-free utopia enjoyed by previous
Generation Y is hardly the first to believe that they have the market
concerned in misery.
Teens have always been tense and insecure; riddled with self-doubt
and uncertain over their future. Mostly young people are bothered
about their personal body image and also about how the media
continues to promote a level of physical perfection that is neither
healthy nor attainable.
One of the respondents had answered, Lock me in a room with my
fellow 30-somethings and a few violins and youll soon find us
commiserating about the perils of being priced out of the Sydney
property market despite our masochistic worth ethic.

Mission Australia's annual youth survey of almost 20,000 people

aged 15-19 identified a decline in the proportion of youngsters
feeling positive about their prospects.
Just over half the respondents felt they would face difficulty
achieving their work and study goals, citing lack of jobs, financial
pressure and academic ability.
It takes average young Australians 5 years to find a full time job
after study. Competition for low skilled worker is intense in Australia.
Adding much pressure on young people is the cost of undertaking
further study to increase their chances of employment.
A lot of them see others doing the courses, incurring the student
debts. Coping with stress is the top most issue of personal concern
among the youngsters surveyed with young women 3 times more
likely to say they were extremely anxious about coping with stress
than men.