Career stress in the Covid-19 process: Research on generations y and z

Career Stress



In this study, it was aimed to reveal the current situation by determining the career anxiety levels and career stress, together with the restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic process in the Y and Z generations. The study consists of 346 (Ageaverage= 22.47±3.31) volunteers who study in the Faculties of Sports Sciences and Health Sciences located in 3 different provinces of Turkey.  Data from the study was collected online via ‘Google Forms’ using the ‘Personal Information Form’ and ‘Scale of Career Stress’ using a screening model from quantitative research methods. Data were examined through SPSS 21.0 program by using percent (%), frequency (f), arithmetic average, Independent samples test and pearson chi-square were applied. According to the findings, the participants' scores on the career stress scale based on career "uncertainty and lack of knowledge" (p <0.001, Cohen's d = 0.56), "external conflict" (p <0.001, Cohen's d = 0.47), "Pressure to find employment "(p <0.002, Cohen's d = 0.33) and" career stress scale total "(p <0.001, Cohen's d = 0.52) scores were found to be statistically significant. There is a relationship between the career anxiety felt by the generation Y during the Covid-19 Pandemic (p = 0.20; p <0.05). As a result; Career stress is a situation that may arise at every stage of the career ladder. Career stress can also be a driving force for career advancement. Hence, career stress has its positives as well.

Author Biography

Arda Ozturk, Pamukkale University Faculty of Sport Sciences, Recreation Department, Denizli, Turkey

Dr. Arda OZTURK is graduated from Pamukkale University Physical Education and Sport Bs and Ms. His Phd is from Kocaeli University Sport Sciences. He is a Assist Prof.Dr. in Pamukkale University Sport Sciences Faculty Recreation Department. His subject are psychosocial fields, psychomotor development and statistics.