Effect of noise on human performance in data entry task / Zahid A. Khan, Jamaluddin Abdullah and W. M. Wan Muhamad

A. Khan, Zahid and Abdullah, Jamaluddin and Wan Muhamad, W. M. (2005) Effect of noise on human performance in data entry task / Zahid A. Khan, Jamaluddin Abdullah and W. M. Wan Muhamad. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1823-5514

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Abstract

Studies on the effect of noise on human performance involving various kinds of tasks such as cognitive, analytical, and memory have been conducted for long. However, the effect remains both elusive and interesting. All kinds of results, suggesting improved, degraded and unaffected performance, have been reported. The present study reports the effect of intermittent noise on data entry task of short duration. The study was conducted at four levels of noise intensity, viz 70 dBA Leq, 80 dBA Leq, and 100 dBA Leq. The noise used was actually sharp sound beads at a frequency of 60 ± 5 beads per minute. A total of 10 young male subjects participated in the study. The results show an improvement of performance, especially at moderately higher levels of noise intensity. Conjectured reason for such behaviour and suggestions for further research are given.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Noise, Data entry task, Human performance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Consciousness. Cognition > Environmental psychology. Spatial behavior > Noise
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Consciousness. Cognition > Work. Performance
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Noise pollution. Noise and its control
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 00:56
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 02:58
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/8375

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