Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science


Stress, stressors, levels of stress, COVID-19, Registered Medical Technologist, private tertiary laboratory, public tertiary laboratory, Organizational Factor, Interpersonal Factor, Risk Factor, Physical Environment Factor, Career Development Factor


A comparative analysis was conducted to assess the levels of stress between Registered Medical Technologists working in selected private and public tertiary laboratories in Cavite during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample consisted of 100 Registered Medical Technologists in practice both hospital-based from Cavite: 50 Registered Medical Technologists from selected private tertiary laboratories and 50 from selected public tertiary laboratories. The tool used for the study was adapted from the study “Healthcare worker’s emotions, perceived stressors and coping mechanisms during the COVID-19 pandemic” with the knowledge of the authors Rose et al. (2021) which had been validated by three experts. The questions were grouped according to the factors, namely Organizational Factor, Interpersonal Factor, Risk Factor, Physical Environment Factor, and Career Development Factor. Participants were given 35 questions and each question was provided with five suggested responses in a Likert Scale. The interpretation of level of stress was very low level of stress (1.00-1.49), low level of stress (1.50-2.49), moderate level of stress (2.50-3.49), high level of stress (3.50-4.49) and very high level of stress (4.50-5.00). The results have shown that Organizational Factor was ranked as the highest stressor in the study, followed by Risk Factor, Career Development Factor, Interpersonal Factor, and lastly, Physical Environment Factor. Upon comparing all the identified factors there was no significant difference in the levels of stress experienced by the respondents: Organizational Factor (p-value=0.162), Interpersonal Factor (pvalue=0.091), Risk Factor (p-value=0.061), Physical Environment Factor (p-value=0.166), Career Development Factor (p-value=0.217); significant at p<0.05.

First Advisor

Michael John L. Dacela