Zoom video calls are a widespread means of communication following the covid epidemic. While most companies offer the opportunity to work from home, many have to use such zoo calls daily. Employees often feel frustrated because of such meetings.
A new study from Stanford University shows that this condition, described as ‘zoom fatigue’, is more common in women than men. The study found that one in seven women (13.8 percent) experience severe depression after zoom meetings, compared to one in 20 men (5.5 percent).
Social psychologists say that women are more likely to be bothered by the thought of how they are (Self-Focused Attention). According to a study published in the Social Science Research Network, this happens when we see ourselves in a video conference, according to a study published in the Social Science Research Network.
When conversing on zoom video calls, everyone pays close attention to their own appearance. This is what self-focus means, ”said Jeffrey Hancock, a communication professor at the School of Science and Humanities and one of the writers on the study.
Although women have the same number of meetings as men, the study found that women’s meetings often last longer. Women also do not like to take breaks between meetings. The study explains that these factors also make women more prone to tiredness.
Researchers at Sanford recently published a study in the Journal of Technology Mend and Behavior on why people feel tired after a video conference. This is followed by a study on who is more prone to depression.
The study surveyed 10,322 people between February and March. The study was completed by accurately measuring the degree of depression in each individual.
It was first heard that fatigue caused by the use of zoom is more common in women. Now we have the exact information to prove it. And we know why this is happening, ”said Jeffrey Hancock. Hancock also explained that becoming more self-focused can lead to negative emotions, such as ‘mirror anxiety’.
Studies show that turning off self-viewing and zooming-in video during zoom meetings can help reduce such problems.