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ERIC Number: EJ835075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0160-8061
Combining Workstation Design and Performance Management to Increase Ergonomically Correct Computer Typing Postures
Culig, Kathryn M.; Dickinson, Alyce M.; Lindstrom-Hazel, Debra; Austin, John
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, v28 n3 p146-175 Aug 2008
The effects of workstation changes and a performance management (PM) package on seven typing postures were examined for seven office workers. Workstation adjustments were implemented first. Two participants increased five safe postures by 50% or more. The effects of a PM package on postures that did not improve by 50% were then examined using a multiple baseline design across participants. The PM package included information, feedback, and praise. Composite percent safe scores for postures targeted in the PM package increased for all seven participants, with increases ranging from 54% to 80%. Results suggest that it is beneficial to combine ergonomic design and performance management in office ergonomic programs. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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