Changing the hours of shiftwork : a comparison of 8- and 12-hour shift rosters in a group of computer operators.
Twelve-hour shifts are currently regarded by many workers as one solution to the disruptive effects of shiftwork on health, well-being and lifestyle.
Twelve-hour shifts offer larger and more frequent blocks of leisure time than do 8-h shifts.
Nevertheless, concern must be addressed about the possible effects of working these additional hours on work quality and productivity and whether they are worked at significant extra cost to the worker.
In a study of 75 computer operators, the effect of changing from a predominantly 8 h per shift irregular roster to a 12 h per shift regular roster was investigated.
Operators completed a questionnaire covering demographic and health details including the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), and details about general job satisfaction including the Work Environment Scale (WES).
Mots-clés Pascal : Travail posté, Organisation travail, Productivité, Satisfaction professionnelle, Bien être, Horaire travail, Questionnaire, Opérateur, Matériel(informatique), Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Shift work, Job engineering, Productivity, Job satisfaction, Well being, Working time table, Questionnaire, Operator, Hardware, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0419664
Code Inist : 002A26L07. Création : 199406.