According to researchers at Stanford University, Zoom fatigue is real – and is especially experienced by women. According to thestudy, 13.8% of women reported feeling “very” to “extremely” fatigued after Zoom calls, compared to 5.5% of men. The biggest reason? Women looking at themselves – aka “self-focused attention.”
“Self-focused attention refers to a heightened awareness of how one comes across or how one appears in a conversation,” said study author Professor Jeffrey Hancock. Basically … women focus on the way they look during Zoom calls … which stresses them out.