Print Email Facebook Twitter Office workers' computer use patterns are associated with workplace stressors Title Office workers' computer use patterns are associated with workplace stressors Author Eijckelhof, B.H.W. Huysmans, M.A. Blatter, B.M. Leider, P.C. Johnson, P.W. van Dieën, J.H. Dennerlein, J.T. van der Beek, A.J. Publication year 2014 Abstract This field study examined associations between workplace stressors and office workers' computer use patterns. We collected keyboard and mouse activities of 93 office workers (68F, 25M) for approximately two work weeks. Linear regression analyses examined the associations between self-reported effort, reward, overcommitment, and perceived stress and software-recorded computer use duration, number of short and long computer breaks, and pace of input device usage. Daily duration of computer use was, on average, 30 min longer for workers with high compared to low levels of overcommitment and perceived stress. The number of short computer breaks (30 s-5 min long) was approximately 20% lower for those with high compared to low effort and for those with low compared to high reward. These outcomes support the hypothesis that office workers' computer use patterns vary across individuals with different levels of workplace stressors. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. Subject Healthy LivingWE - Work & EmploymentThemalijnWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingComputer breakComputer useUpper extremityRegression analysisComputer useField studiesInput devicesOffice workersUpper extremityOffice buildingsAssociationComputerComputer mouseControlled studyData processingExerciseInformation processingJob satisfactionJob stressKeyboardLinear regression analysisOffice workerOutcome assessmentRewardSelf reportWorkloadWorkplace To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:98627607-3711-4bc4-9178-768307219d8e DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2014.05.013 TNO identifier 513395 ISSN 1872-9126 Source Applied Ergonomics, 45 (6), 1660-1667 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.