Accession Number:

AD0739432

Title:

The Effects of Combined Environmental Factors on Human Performance of a Manual Task: Noise and Temperature

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The effects of two environmental factors, noise and temperature, upon human performance of a simple, well-learned manual dexterity task were examined. The experimental design was a 2x2 factorial, using twelve subjects. The data obtained from scores on a Purdue Pegboard task were analyzed in a randomized block, by means of an analysis of variance. Results indicated that temperature had a significant effect on performance, while noise and the temperature x noise interaction did not.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE