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Stress/strain and line speed in paced work.
Stammerjohn-LW Jr.; Wilkes-B
Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine-Pacing and Occupational Stress. Salvendy G, ed., Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1981 Jun; :378-385
The relationship between measures of strain and the system controlled workplace was examined in a presentation to the 1981 International Conference on Machine Pacing and Occupational Stress. A total of 418 workers engaged in machine paced tasks completed a questionnaire measuring job related stress and strain on such dimensions as job dissatisfaction, workload dissatisfaction, boredom, mood state, and somatic complaints. A machine paced work regiment increased job strain. The relationship between strain and perceptions of the difference between actual and preferred work rate fitted a curvilinear model for some strain measures. The authors suggest that the minimum strain on many dimensions is associated with operators working at their preferred pace.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-80-0002; Occupational-medicine; Health-surveys; Stress; Work-performance; Occupational-psychology;
Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine-Pacing and Occupational Stress
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