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Title: Attention and vigilance : a large scale workplace study
Authors: Roberts, Adam Charles
Christopoulos, George I.
Yap, Hui-Shan
Car, Josip
Kwok, Kian-Woon
Soh, Chee-Kiong
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Roberts, A. C., Christopoulos, G. I., Yap, H.-S., Car, J., Kwok, K.-W., & Soh, C.-K. (2019). Attention and vigilance : a large scale workplace study. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), 151-158. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-96059-3_17
Conference: 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018)
Abstract: Many previous studies have examined the effect of working environment on job performance. However, these are usually site-specific experiments examining office workers, concentrating on self-report measures and peer assessments. An area of particular interest is whether computerised tests could be used to identify deficits in performance and associate these with specific environmental problems. We recruited over four hundred participants from several companies in Singapore, spanning a range of job types requiring different levels of visual attention, broadly grouped as technical workshop staff, office staff, and operational control room workers. Where possible, job types were matched across companies. Participants were given a series of psychological, environmental, and health-related questionnaires and computerised tests examining various aspects of visual attention (psychomotor vigilance task, go-nogo task and global-local change detection) as analogues of work performance. Mixed effect models were used to examine the workers’ performance, taking into account work-related, environmental, and health related factors. Results indicate variability across companies and job types, effects of shift work, and some effects of environment on vigilant and selective attention.
ISBN: 9783319960586
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96059-3_17
Schools: Nanyang Business School 
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
School of Social Sciences 
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) 
Organisations: Health Services and Outcomes Research Programme
Rights: © 2019 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. All rights reserved.
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