Health and Stress Issues of Office Automation: A Singapore Study

Health and Stress Issues of Office Automation: A Singapore Study

Shailendra Palvia (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Lai Lai Tung (Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore)
Copyright: © 1994 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/joeuc.1994070103
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Abstract

This study reports the results of a survey on the impact of IT on health and stress of 87 Singapore office workers. Results indicate that more than 70% of the office workers reported eye strain and general stress in using IT. There is a positive correlation between age and health problems such as eye strain, stress and backache. There is also a positive correlation between the number of hours spent in front of a computer monitor and eye strain and stress. The top three sources of stress include long hours spent in front of the computer, having to prepare a lot of documents, and not being fully competent with IT. The top three factors crucial to doing a job well in an IT environment include having computer knowledge, having facilities for maintenance of data, and having proper lighting for screen display.

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