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Document ID (ISN)73493
CIS number 99-1732
ISSN - Serial title 0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Watten R.G., Batt B.
Title Negative affectivity influences report of work-related symptoms
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.25, No.2, p.131-144. 35 ref.
Abstract A number of studies have documented that negative affectivity (NA) exerts a considerable influence upon perceptual style and reporting of symptoms. The influence of NA upon reporting of work-related symptoms was investigated in three studies (N=24, N=30, N=43). For all three studies, there was a firm association between NA and visual and musculoskeletal symptoms. Results are discussed according to pain sensitivity, general activation and symptom perception. It is concluded that NA might be a methodological nuisance factor leading to over-reporting of work-related complaints. Topics: musculoskeletal diseases; neurosis; psychosomatic disorders; questionnaire survey; subjective assessment; symptoms; visual function disorders.
Descriptors (primary) visual function disorders; musculoskeletal diseases; psychosomatic disorders; neurosis
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system