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Mental workload and other causes of different types of fatigue in rail staff

Fan, Jialin ORCID: and Smith, Andrew ORCID: 2019. Mental workload and other causes of different types of fatigue in rail staff. Longo, L. and Leva, M., eds. Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications. H-WORKLOAD 2018., Vol. 1012. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, pp. 147-159. (10.1007/978-3-030-14273-5_9)

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Workload and shift work have been addressed as causes of occupational fatigue in previous research. Fatigue in the workplace has usually been investigated as a single outcome. However, taking into account separate kinds of energy resources, there are different types of fatigue. The present study investigated mental workload and other causes of physical fatigue, mental fatigue, and emotional fatigue in a rail company. Overall, the results confirm the importance of mental workload for different types of work fatigue and reveal other specific causes for each type of fatigue. Prolonged work and insufficient rest resulted in physical fatigue, while poor shift patterns caused mental and emotional fatigue.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-030-14272-8
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 13:25

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