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Document ID (ISN)78520
CIS number 02-761
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mocci F., Serra A., Corrias G.A.
Title Psychological factors and visual fatigue in working with video display terminals
Bibliographic information Apr. 2001, Vol.58, No.4, p.267-271. 36 ref.
Abstract To examine the importance of psychological factors in complaints about visual health reported by banking officers who work at video display terminals (VDTs), a group of 212 subjects without organic vision disturbances were selected among a population of 385 bank workers. They were administered three questionnaires, the NIOSH job stress questionnaire, a questionnaire investigating subjective discomfort related to environmental and lighting conditions of the workplace, and a questionnaire on the existence of vision disturbances. Social support, group conflict, self-esteem, work satisfaction, and under-use of skills were found to be predictors of vision complaints. Social support also played a part as a moderating factor in the stress and strain model, which accounted for 30% of the variance. Subjective environmental factors were not found to be strong predictors of the symptoms. In conclusion, some of the complaints concerning visual health reported by VDT workers are likely to be indirect expressions of psychological discomfort related to working conditions.
Descriptors (primary) banking and insurance; visual display terminals; visual fatigue
Descriptors (secondary) job dissatisfaction; stress factors; questionnaire survey; psychology and sociology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Banking and financial services
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)