Week 8: Next Steps
Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! This week, I did not get too much done, since I was traveling for the majority of the week. However, I did get a chance to move on to the core of my project. Since I finished all of my models, this week I moved on to applying these models to the current tech industry, and how companies can use these models to benefit their employees. In order to do this, I first wanted to look at some trends in my survey and within the models.
Looking At Trends:
I had hoped to get more responses on my survey, but since I’m nearing the end of my project, I decided that it’s time to look at the results. I got a total of 43 responses to the survey. Most of the people who took this survey seemed to be between 30 to 50 years old, and majority of the respondents were male.
The majority of respondents were employed by a tech organization. Additionally around 1/3 of respondents worked remotely 1/3 worked in person and one third worked on a hybrid schedule.
The biggest difference I noticed between my survey and the one in the data set used from the OSMI Mental Health in Tech survey was that for my survey, majority of the respondents claimed that they did not receive treatment for a mental health issue, while in the dataset, majority claimed that they did receive treatment. This is a huge difference which could have come from the different pool of respondents. Hence, it would make sense if I got a bit different results compared to the OSMI Mental Health in Tech survey.
Here are the charts of all the answers for the questions on the survey.
A few things I noticed from the responses are:
- Around 2/3 Of Employees Have An Employer Who Provides Mental Health Benefits And Has Formally Discussed Mental Health
- Many Employees Would Be Uncomfortable Discussing A Mental Health Issue With Their Employer Or Supervisor
- Over 80% Of Employees Do Not Know Any Local Or Online Resources To Seek Help For A Mental Health Issue
While most of the responses for this survey seem to be positive, this has to be taken with a grain of salt, since the majority of these respondents claim that they had never faced any mental health issues, so there could also be some bias within the pool of respondents.
Since this week I just looked at a few trends from the surveys, next week I will move on to work with my advisor and come up with a list of suggestions for what companies could do to improve the mental health of their employees based on these results.
Thank you for reading and see you next week!