The Effects of Working Too Much On the Behavior of Laboratory Scientists on Government Hospitals of Surigao City.
Working too much/working overtime has become the norm for most people. Unfortunately, it can have extremely negative impacts on your health, happiness and overall quality of life. Overworking is a state where an individual is required to work more hours than they want to. Personal discernment of workload is critical, as individuals have different reactions to the number of hours worked depending upon their needs, lifestyle, expectations and experiences. Individuals vary among their tolerance towards demands and stress. When an individual is overworked, he/she may rely more on caffeine to get through the day, and tend to make unhealthy food choices and working out becomes a thing of the past. One might become irritable, and the immune system weakens. An overworked individual may react negatively to his/her family or coworkers, leading to more stress and anxiety, and may eventually become depressed which primarily affect an individual’s performance in his/her will job. The researchers, being in the field of Medical Technology considers this study to be significant with regards to the field they are currently in to, and for the future work field they will be dealing with. Becoming a worker in a hospital, specifically being a laboratory scientist, requires an individual to be physically and emotionally stable since the patients primarily rely on the laboratory scientist’s job. Thus, by getting into this study, researchers believed that they will get information about the different effects that is mainly caused by overworking towards the laboratory scientists in the government hospitals of Surigao City. THEORITICAL FRAMEWORK
This study is anchored on the theory of Occupational Stress developed by Dr. Robert Karasek in 1979. According to Dr. Karasek, “Workers whose jobs rated high in job demands yet low in employee control (as measured...
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