Data / Reporting

Understanding Elephanté Reports

  • The Elephanté questionnaire includes 9 questions relating to mental health.

  • Responses to each question are assigned a numeric value from 1 to 4, where 1 indicates good mental health, and 4 indicates poor mental health.

  • Mental health status is measured against 4 categories: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Behaviors.

  • 'Behaviors' means that the individual’s poor mental health is presenting in negative behaviors, like addiction, misuse of alcohol, poor sleep habits, inappropriate social behaviors etc.

  • Mental health causation is measured against 5 categories: Physical, Family, Financial, Work, and Pandemic.

  • We average the scores for each employee for the reporting period before we aggregate them for company reports, so-as to not over-represent employees who complete multiple questionnaires within the same reporting period.

  • The accuracy and value of the reports is increased when more employees complete the questionnaires.

  • The reports shown below are sample reports and are derived from a randomly generated data-set.

  • The reports that subscribing businesses receive are generally like the sample reports below.

Mental Health Summary
(March 2020)

Company Name

Example Company Inc.

Reporting Period

March 1 - 31, 2020

Authenticated Questionnaires Submitted

735          (February: 613; January 449)

Overall Mental Health Score

2.4           (February: 2.6; January 2.5)

By Category

Description

This report shows the average rates of stress, anxiety, depression, and negative behaviors related to mental health within your organization.

This report is based on questionnaire data that was voluntarily submitted by employees for the noted reporting period.

In every case the scale is measured from 1 to 4, where 1 indicates "no stress" and 4 indicates "significant stress" etc.

Analysis

For this reporting period, employees report a high rate of stress, moderate rates of anxiety and depression, and moderate to low rates of negative behaviors related to mental health.

Three Month Trend

Description

This report shows how the mental health status of your employees has changed over the past three months.

This report is based on questionnaire data that was voluntarily submitted by employees for each of the noted reporting periods.

In every case the scale is measured from 1 to 4, where 1 indicates "no stress" and 4 indicates "significant stress" etc.

Analysis

Over the past two months, the rate of stress has dropped from very high to moderately high.  Rates of anxiety and depression have stayed within the moderate range and the rate of negative behaviors associated with mental health challenges has remained in the low range.

Compared to Other Companies

Description

This report shows the mental health status of your employees compared to the aggregated average of all other companies that subscribe to this service.

Your company is represented by the blue bars.  The average of all other subscribing companies is represented by the grey bars.

Analysis

Compared to all subscribing companies, your employees show significantly higher rates of stress, moderately lower rates of anxiety and about average rates of depression.  Your company employees are less likely to exhibit negative behaviors associated with poor mental health that the average of other subscribing companies.

By Gender

Description

This report shows the mental health status of your employees as reported by gender.

Female employees are represented in the light blue bars.  Male employees are represented in the dark blue bars.

Gender categories of 'other' and 'prefer to not answer' are provided on the questionnaire.  If they do not appear in the report, there was not a sufficient number of responses in that category to ensure employee anonymity.

Analysis

For this reporting period, male employees report moderately higher levels of stress and significantly higher levels of anxiety than female employees. Female employees report a significantly higher rates of depression and slightly higher rates of negative behaviors associated with poor mental health.

By Age Group

Description

This report shows the mental health status of your employees by age group.

It is a detailed report that shows self-reported levels of stress, anxiety, depression and negative behaviors associated with poor mental health grouped into six age-group categories.

The youngest age group (< 20 years old) is represented in dark green. The older age groups move through light green, orange, grey, light blue and dark blue.

To assure employee anonymity, if there are an insufficient number questionnaires completed for one of the age groups, that bar will appear blank.

Analysis

For this reporting period, employees in the range of 35-49 years old reported a significantly higher rate of stress than other employees.  Older employees in the range of 50-64 and 65-79 reported significantly higher rates of depression.  Younger employees, especially those < 20 reported significantly higher rates of negative behaviors associated with mental health challenges.

By Location

Description

This is a summary level report that shows the overall mental health of employees by location.

 

Overall mental health is determined by averaging the four components of mental health that are captured in the questionnaire (stress, anxiety, depression, behaviors).

To assure employee anonymity, only locations where a sufficient number of questionnaires have been submitted are presented. Other questionnaire responses are associated with the nearest location.

Analysis

For this reporting period, employees working from the Calgary area show modestly higher levels of mental health concerns.  Vancouver-area employees show significantly lower levels of mental health concerns.  Both the Toronto and Edmonton-area employees show medium levels of mental health concerns.

By Work Setting

Description

This is a summary level report that shows the overall mental health of employees by work setting.

 

Overall mental health is determined by averaging the four components of mental health that are captured in the questionnaire (stress, anxiety, depression, behaviors).

If work settings are not known they appear in the 'unknown' category.  If 'unknown' does not appear in the report, all employees have registered their work setting.

Analysis

For this reporting period, employees working from their home offices report significantly lower level of mental health challenges.  Workers who are 'in the field' report higher level, and worker from the office setting are in the middle of the three categories.

By Position

Description

This is a summary level report that shows the overall mental health of employees, management and the executive by position.

 

Mental health levels are determined by averaging the four components of mental health that are captured in the questionnaire (stress, anxiety, depression, behaviors).

If work positions are not known they appear in the 'unknown' category.  If 'unknown' does not appear in the report, all employees have registered their position.

Analysis

For this reporting period, employees who work in administrative or clerical positions report a significantly higher level of poor mental health. Employees in operational and middle management positions report a significantly lower level of mental health concerns.  Executives report a significantly higher level, marginally lower than administrative staff.

Contributing Cause

Description

This is a summary level report that shows the contributing causes to poor mental health, as reported by employees.

Mental health levels are determined by averaging the four components of mental health that are captured in the questionnaire (stress, anxiety, depression, behaviors).

Five categories of cause are presented individually in the questionnaire. The causes are not mutually exclusive. The report shows the relative weight and ranking of the causes of poor mental health.

Analysis

For this reporting period, employees report finance and work as the strongest contributors to poor mental health. Worries associated with the pandemic are also significant contributors.  Family-related issues are moderate to low contributors, and physical health is significantly not a contributor to poor mental health.

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