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Document ID (ISN)75389
CIS number 00-1194
ISBN(s) 88-87098-06-9
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Giannini A.M., Bonaiuto P.
Title Stress characteristics and conditions in people working with computers: Ideas for preventive action
Original title Caratteristiche e condizioni dello stress negli operatori al computer: Indicazioni per la prevenzione [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Istituto Italiano di Medicina Sociale, Via P.S. Mancini, 28, 00196 Roma, Italy, 1998. xi, 112p. Illus. Approx. 300 ref.
Abstract Major study of mental stress in people who work regularly with computers. Contents: definition of stress and its opposite states; criteria for the classification of different kinds of stress; study techniques; short-term stress and the so-called alarm phase; principal medium- and long-term effects of stress - resistance and burn-out phases; stress, comfort and computer and telecommunication technologies - work with computers; ideas for prevention (main areas for intervention: training, work equipment, working environment, job activities, factors outside the job, personality issues, forms of specific job training).
Descriptors (primary) computer terminals; mental stress; computers
Descriptors (secondary) report; office work; induction training; Italy
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)