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Document ID (ISN)63379
CIS number 94-1965
ISSN - Serial title 1044-7318 - International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aronsson G., Dallner M., ┼borg C.
Title Winners and losers from computerization - A study of the psychosocial work conditions and health of Swedish state employees
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 1994, Vol.6, No.1, p.17-35. 20 ref.
Abstract Results of a questionnaire survey of 1,738 visual-display terminal showed that work conditions varied considerably, both between groups of users and between men and women. Data-entry tasks and a combination of data-entry and data-acquisition tasks were more common among women. The data-entry group reported a greater number of somatic and psychological problems and contained the greatest percentage of people spending more than six hours per day at a terminal. There appeared to be critical limit of five to six hours per day beyond which the incidence of symptoms rose sharply. Recommendations for preventive measures are presented.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; work organization; data processing; computer terminals; visual display terminals; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) sickness absenteeism; questionnaire survey; social aspects; sex-linked differences; psychological effects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)