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Machine pacing and shiftwork: evidence for job stress.

Authors
Hurrell-JJ Jr.; Colligan-MJ
Source
J Organ Behav Manage 1987 Jul; 8(2):159-175
NIOSHTIC No.
20035382
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 invididually 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
CODEN
JOBMF7
Publication Date
19870701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0160-8061
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management
State
OH
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