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Effects of temperature, clothing and task complexity on job performance and satisfaction
Journal of Applied Psychology (1982)
  • Stephen C Vickroy, Texas A & M University - College Station
  • James B Shaw, Texas A & M University - College Station
  • Cynthia D. Fisher, Texas A & M University - College Station
Abstract
Examined the effects of room temperature, clothing, and task complexity on task performance and satisfaction. 120 18-22 yr old male college students worked on either a mathematical problem-solving task or a collating task. Room temperature was maintained at either 65 or 78[PHI] during the task session. Ss were requested to wear either a suit (or sport coat), long sleeve shirt, and tie; or a short-sleeve shirt with no tie. Ss were administered the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. Results show that Ss wearing appropriate clothing for the temperature conditions showed higher levels of performance and satisfaction with the working condition than did those wearing inappropriate clothing, regardless of task complexity. Similar results were found for intrinsic task satisfaction only for the simpler task.
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January 1, 1982
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Vickroy, S.C., Shaw, J.B., & Fisher, C.D. (1982). Effects of temperature, clothing and task complexity on job performance and satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 67, 97-102

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Stephen C Vickroy, James B Shaw and Cynthia D. Fisher. "Effects of temperature, clothing and task complexity on job performance and satisfaction" Journal of Applied Psychology Vol. 67 (1982)
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