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Psychosocial factors contributing to job stress of clerical VDT operators.
Cohen-BG; Smith-MJ; Stammerjohn-LW Jr.
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; :437-445
The potential health effects associated with video display terminal (VDT) use were investigated in a presentation to the 1981 International Conference on Machine Pacing and Occupational Stress. A total of 254 VDT workers and 150 comparisons completed a survey requesting information on job stress and psychological status measures. Significantly more clerical VDT workers reported job stress and health problems than professionals using VDTs or comparisons. Specific job stressors for which clerical VDT workers reported more problems included problems with workload, workplace, boring job tasks, and lack of career development. There was a slight positive correlation between the amount of time of VDT use and the total number of health complaints.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-80-0002; Health-surveys; Psychological-stress; Computers; Occupational-medicine; Ergonomics;
Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine-Pacing and Occupational Stress
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