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Document ID (ISN)111965
CIS number 11-0653
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zakerian S.A., Subramaniam I.D.
Title The relationship between psychosocial work factors, work stress and computer-related musculoskeletal discomforts among computer users in Malaysia
Bibliographic information 2009, Vol.15, No.4, p.425-434. 57 ref.
Internet access The_relationship.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Malaysia; office work; symptoms; musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; educational institutions; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) man-computer interfaces; work posture; psychology and sociology; human relations; questionnaire survey; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Office work
Psychology of work organization