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Author Gottlieb, Mark S. ♦ Rohrer, Kathryn M. ♦ Sauter, Steven L. ♦ Jones, Karen C. ♦ Dodson, Vernon N.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Occupational stress ♦ Office automation ♦ Ergonomics ♦ Health ♦ Human factors ♦ Video display terminals (vdts ♦ crts)
Abstract Magnitudes and correlates of stress were investigated among 248 office workplace VDT users and 85 nonuser counterparts using field survey and objective physical measurement techniques. Other than a tenuous indication of increased eyestrain and reduced psychological disturbances among users, the two groups were largely undifferentiated on job-attitudinal, affective, and somatic manifestations of stress. However, aspects of working conditions were judged less favorably by VDT users. Stress mechanisms were much the same for both groups, involving psychosocial as well as physical environmental job attributes. For VDT users, the chair and workstation configuration were particularly important predictors of musculo-skeletal disturbances, as were corrective eyewear use and ambient lighting for visuo-ocular disturbances.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison (Sauter, Steven L.; Gottlieb, Mark S.; Jones, Karen C.; Dodson, Vernon N.; Rohrer, Kathryn M.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 4
Page Count 11
Starting Page 284
Ending Page 294


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Source: ACM Digital Library