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Machine pacing and shiftwork: evidence for job stress.

Authors
Hurrell-JJ Jr.; Colligan-MJ
Source
Job Stress: From Theory to Suggestion. Ivancevich JM, and Ganster DC, eds., New York: Haworth Press, 1987 Jan; :159-175
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20026502
Abstract
Machine-paced work and shiftwork are highly prevalent working conditions commonly believed to have adverse individual and organizational consequences. This article examines the empirical evidence for such effects, and acknowledges the conceptual and methodological problems which have clearly plagued pacing and shiftwork researchers. The literature on pacing while suggestive of overall health and performance effects indicates that the magnitude of such effects are in all likelihood situationally and individually determined. Very little is known, however, about such interactions. Similarly, the shiftwork literature is contradictory and inconclusive. Shiftwork appears to affect both the quality and quantity of sleep and to disrupt a wide range of physiological and behavioral circadian rhythms. The long-term consequences of these effects are still not known.
Keywords
Industrial-psychology; Psychological-reactions; Workers; Stress; Workplace-studies; Occupational-psychology; Psychophysiology; Clinical-diagnosis; Diagnostic-techniques; Machine-operators
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Ivancevich-JM; Ganster-DC
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0866566309
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Job Stress: From Theory to Suggestion
State
OH
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