The Impact of Graveyard Shift on Fatigue and Work Performance among Medical Technologists working in the National Capital Region

Authors

  • Pearl Angeli B. Carbonel
  • Patricia Paula P. Casuga
  • Atria L. Macalintal
  • Raihana P. Mamayog
  • Franz Marco L. Membrebe
  • Carl Anthony S. Pangan
  • Xyrza Charleth A. Pangilinan
  • Maria Sol Angelika B. Paredes
  • Jiovanni T. Diaz

Keywords:

Fatigue, Graveyard shift, Work performance, Work shift preference.

Abstract

The Impact of Graveyard Shift on Fatigue and Work Performance among Medical Technologists working in the National Capital Region aimed to determine whether the graveyard shift affects the fatigue of Medical Technologists in the National Capital Region, assess how the graveyard shift affects the work performance of Medical Technologists in the National Capital Region, identify which age group of Medical Technologists is mostly rotated during the graveyard shift and discover whether Medical Technologists in the National Capital Region prefer the graveyard shift. The study was assessed using a quantitative, descriptive correlational design, which was apt for determining the possible correlation between the variables above with existing factors and barriers causing fatigue and work performance of Medical Technologists in the National Capital Region. The objective of the study was achieved through the use of Google Forms, which was filled out by Medical Technologists who have experienced working during day shift and graveyard shift schedule. The researchers used this research method to collect the data needed to answer the research problems. Pilot testing was also performed to determine the reliability of the study. The questionnaire was able to collect 117 responses which were subsequently processed and analyzed using Microsoft Excel and RStudio. Results showed that work performance was greatly affected by graveyard shift although the results obtained from the fatigue subscales did not have significantly higher scores for two of the fatigue subscales, namely concentration and motivation. Fatigue subscales that were found significant were subjective feelings of fatigue and physical activity. As a result, the overall fatigue score is insignificant. The age group of Medical Technologists mostly rotated during the graveyard shift was 25-29 years old. Majority of the respondents do not prefer working under the graveyard shift.

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Published

2021-09-09

How to Cite

Pearl Angeli B. Carbonel, Patricia Paula P. Casuga, Atria L. Macalintal, Raihana P. Mamayog, Franz Marco L. Membrebe, Carl Anthony S. Pangan, Xyrza Charleth A. Pangilinan, Maria Sol Angelika B. Paredes, & Jiovanni T. Diaz. (2021). The Impact of Graveyard Shift on Fatigue and Work Performance among Medical Technologists working in the National Capital Region. International Journal of Progressive Research in Science and Engineering, 2(9), 33–44. Retrieved from https://journals.grdpublications.com/index.php/ijprse/article/view/425

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