Finding the right job has been the major concern for the young job seekers, and almost one in four teens surveyed expressed that they were depressed about their future.
Almost half of the 1,500 young people questioned in the O2 Youth Matters survey said they were not confident of finding a secure job in the next five years.
AdvertisementThe research also found that 82 percent of young people believe that celebrity culture creates unachievable role models, a concept that can add to low self-esteem.
"It is a warning shot to society, showing that steps must be taken to build the resilience of our young people," sociologist Tony Chapman told Sky News.
Employers though insist young people need to toughen up if they are to find the right job in what has become a highly competitive marketplace.