|Document ID (ISN)||111965|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Zakerian S.A., Subramaniam I.D.
||The relationship between psychosocial work factors, work stress and computer-related musculoskeletal discomforts among computer users in Malaysia
||2009, Vol.15, No.4, p.425-434. 57 ref.
||The_relationship.pdf [in English]
||Increasing numbers of workers use computers at work. This study examined the associations between psychosocial work factors, work stress and musculoskeletal discomforts via a questionnaire survey on 30 office workers at a university in Malaysia, whose jobs required an extensive use of computers. The questionnaire was distributed and collected daily for 20 days. While the results indicated a significant relationship among psychosocial work factors, work stress and musculoskeletal discomfort, three psychosocial work factors were found to be more important than others in both work stress and musculoskeletal discomfort: job demands, negative social interaction and computer-related problems. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||Malaysia; office work; symptoms; musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; educational institutions; risk factors
||man-computer interfaces; work posture; psychology and sociology; human relations; questionnaire survey; stress factors
||D - Periodical articles
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Psychology of work organization