STRESS AND FATIGUE IN THE DRIVING ENVIRONMENT

The primary objective of the laboratory study was to evaluate the relative effects of a moderate or suboptimal level of environment heat and noise stress on human fatigue by utilizing performance and nonperformance parameters. There was also an explicit exploratory interest directed toward the development and validation of a methodology that would conveniently and effectively describe human responses to stress and fatigue. Data were collected for task performance parameters, physiological variables, and subjective questionnaires. Evidence of a decrement in task performance, altered psychophysiological well-being, and discomfort and displeasure with the test environment was provided by subjects for the stress condition. The findings indicated that the stress condition was more stressful and, consequently, more fatiguing to subjects than the nonstress condition. Generally, subjects experienced more displeasure, dissatisfaction, and mental and physical discomfort for the stress condition. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    West Virginia University, Morgantown

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Morgantown, WV  United States  26506-6103
  • Authors:
    • Romansky, M L
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM