Attentional demand and cost responsibility as stressors in shopfloor jobs

Robin Martin, Toby D. Wall

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Abstract

Two studies were conducted to test for the effects of attentional demand and cost responsibility on psychological strain. One was a field experiment involving operators of computer-based manufacturing equipment, and the other was a cross-sectional investigation of employees in a wide range of jobs. The results showed increased strain only for those in jobs high on both attentional demand and cost responsibility. Implications for job design for new manufacturing technologies are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-86
Number of pages18
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1989

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Costs
Personnel
Experiments
Responsibility
Shopfloor
Stressors
Employees
Job design
Operator
Manufacturing technology
Manufacturing
Field experiment
Psychological strain

Keywords

  • job stress
  • employees - psychology
  • responsibility
  • attention
  • management
  • manufactures
  • employee morale
  • personnel management
  • industrial psychology
  • industrial management

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Martin, Robin ; Wall, Toby D. / Attentional demand and cost responsibility as stressors in shopfloor jobs. In: Academy of Management Journal. 1989 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 69-86.
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