A PARTIALLY ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON OPTIMAL WORK-REST CYCLES

This bibliography is not intended to be an exhaustive survey of all studies relating to task efficiency, fatigue, or distribution of performance. It was undertaken to review those studies whose results would assist in the eventual selection of optimal work-rest cycles for specified types of performance. It became apparent during the literature search that only a few laboratory experiments clearly dealt with the work-rest cycling question. Hence, it became necessary to examine the results of a number of other studies which were less directly concerned with the question but were pertinent. In general, the studies were those in which observations of performance extended for a period of 24 hours or longer since it was felt that such a period of observations was the minimum necessary for valid applicability to the scheduling of work and rest over prolonged intervals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Resources Research Organization International, Incorporated

    66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 400
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314
  • Authors:
    • Engel, J D
    • Bishop, H P
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DAHC19-70-C-0012
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM