|Document ID (ISN)||63379|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1044-7318 - International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
|Convention or series no.
||Aronsson G., Dallner M., ┼borg C.
||Winners and losers from computerization - A study of the psychosocial work conditions and health of Swedish state employees
||Jan.-Mar. 1994, Vol.6, No.1, p.17-35. 20 ref.
||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.
||Sweden; work organization; data processing; computer terminals; visual display terminals; state of health
||sickness absenteeism; questionnaire survey; social aspects; sex-linked differences; psychological effects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Visual display terminals (VDTs)