Psychological Approaches to Night and Shift Work: International Research Papers.
Interim rept. for period ending Sep 82,
HERIOT-WATT UNIV EDINBURGH (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION
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Difficulties associated with shiftwork affect personnel and mission effectiveness in various ways. Accordingly, shiftwork is a central concern for the U.S. Army, yet one which only recently has become a burgeoning area for research. The Army Research Institutes Basic Research Office provided assistance for the publication of these 20 papers, presented at the International Commission on Occupational Healths 1984 Edinburgh Symposium. The papers presented represent work done in eight European nations and the State of Israel. The conference organizers noted that the meetings were characterized by an interdisciplinary nature. Thus, some of the papers emphasize the relationship of physiology and clinical problems to shiftwork. Some research focussed on cognitive, personality, and individual difference issues. Finally, many reports stressed sociocultural factors.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Stress Physiology