Factors Associated With Videoconference Fatigue Among Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Government Hospital


This study was conducted to determine the presence of videoconference fatigue (VCF) and the factors associated with it. It was approached through an analytic, cross-sectional research design and a non-probability convenience sampling. The respondent’s demographic and videoconference (VC) profiles were obtained using a closed-ended questionnaire. A validated and reliable 15-item Zoom Exhaustion and Fatigue (ZEF) tool was also incorporated to this research instrument. This online survey tool was distributed to physicians and nurses employed at a tertiary government hospital. Data were analyzed using the between-group comparisons approach and univariate binary logistic regression. Out of the 237 respondents, 189 or 79.75%, experienced VCF. The majority experienced fatigue on all constructs with general (85.23%, n=202), motivational (79.75%, n=189), visual (68.78%, n=163), emotional (67.09%, n=159), and social (64.98%, n=154) fatigue. Furthermore, several key findings were made evident. VCF was more prevalent in younger age, medical officers (MOs), and single respondents. More frequent use of VCs and negative attitude increased the likelihood of VCF. This research provided us with new insights on the field of virtual meeting. Given the ubiquitous nature of VCs, the results of this study serve as a testament that blurred work- life boundaries contributes to the growing VCF phenomenon, ultimately increasing psychological stress.

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Alena Superficial, National Children’s Hospital, Philippines
Elsie Lynn Locson, National Children’s Hospital, Philippines
Jonna Marie Uy-Whang, National Children’s Hospital, Philippines

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Conference: ACP2023
Stream: Linguistics, Language & Psychology/Behavioral Science

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To cite this article:
Superficial A., Locson E., & Uy-Whang J. (2023) Factors Associated With Videoconference Fatigue Among Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Government Hospital ISSN: 2187-4743 – The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2187-4743.2023.14
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2187-4743.2023.14

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