Pressure for entrepreneurs rose while their sense of happiness declined

15:52, August 09, 2010      

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In recent years, there has been a rising trend in the pressure faced by China's entrepreneurs, while their sense of happiness declined, said Li Lan, secretary-general of the China Entrepreneur Survey System, during the first China International Positive Psychology Conference titled "Entrepreneurs Forum: Building Happy Enterprises," held on Aug. 7.

In the survey conducted by the China Entrepreneur Survey System, when asked "As an enterprise manager, what is the biggest price you pay?" more than half of the respondents answered, "A lot of time and energy overdraft," "Under great psychological stress," and "Lack of concern for family," with the answers accounting for about 66 percent, 60 percent and 53 percent respectively.

This signifies that entrepreneurs make great contributions to enterprise development, create social material wealth and promote social progress while paying the individual price and suffering from great pressure.

While the pressure for entrepreneurs is rising, their sense of happiness has shown a downward trend. A 2009 survey revealed that about 60 percent of entrepreneurs thought they are "very happy" or "happy," while about 34 percent of them chose "general" and about 5 percent chose "unhappy" or "very unhappy." The evaluation value is 3.64, slightly above the median value of 3. Comparing the survey results from the last five years, the entrepreneurs' evaluation value of happiness is between 3.6 and 3.78 and on the decline. In particular, after the financial crisis in 2008, entrepreneurs' evaluation of happiness dropped sharply to 3.6, the lowest in the past five years.

By People's Daily Online

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