Readers checks on books at the 2019 Shanghai Book Fair in August. [chinadaily.com.cn]
BEIJING— A total of 65 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with their performance in time use over the past year, according to a recent survey by the China Youth Daily.
Among the 2,076 Chinese surveyed, respondents of the post-80s generation showed the greatest satisfaction with their time use and those born after 2000 expressed the least, the Beijing-based newspaper reported.
Reasons for poor time use listed by respondents included failure to stick to plans due to emergencies, unrealistic plans made, poor performance in executing plans and a lack of time management, the survey said.
To carry out plans as scheduled, more than 70 percent of respondents believed it was necessary to prioritize tasks, the survey showed.
Experts noted that time management ability affects people's future development. "Efficient people, who are good at prioritizing matters, will have their abilities better recognized and secure more opportunities for personal growth," Jiang Jianrong, an associate professor with Tianjin-based Nankai University, told the newspaper.
Among the respondents, 87.4 percent were office workers, 48.1 percent were people of the post-80s generation, and 2.3 percent were born after 2000.
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