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Document ID (ISN)68699
CIS number 97-519
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Waluyo L., Ekberg K., Eklund J.
Title Assembly work in Indonesia and in Sweden - Ergonomics, health and satisfaction
Bibliographic information Feb. 1996, Vol.39, No.2, p.199-212. 30 ref.
Abstract Questionnaire surveys of Swedish and Indonesian assembly industry workers showed that the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms was high in both groups. Swedish workers reported more stress and psychosomatic symptoms and rated their work conditions as worse in most respects. Work tasks were physically heavier in Indonesia, but less monotonous and with lower demands on productivity. Physical job demands were associated with musculoskeletal symptoms, while conflicts and harassment at work were associated with stress and psychosomatic symptoms. Implications for job design in the two countries are put forward.
Descriptors (primary) Indonesia; Sweden; motor vehicle industry; musculoskeletal diseases; mental stress; physical workload
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; social aspects; questionnaire survey; psychosomatic disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndonesia; Sweden
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system