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Performance, Mood, Satisfaction, and Task Type in Various Work Environments: A Preliminary Study
Journal of General Psychology
  • Nancy J. Stone, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Joanne M. Irvine
Abstract
We investigated the influence of windows on performance, mood, and satisfaction for different task types. Forty students worked computational or managerial tasks in offices with or without windows. Contrary to expectation, windowed offices did not effect higher performance, positive mood, or satisfaction. Actually, students felt slightly more confident (p <.10) and more in control (p <.01) in the windowless condition, suggesting a need for privacy to reduce evaluation apprehension. How windows affect performance, mood, and satisfaction remains unclear.
Department(s)
Psychological Science
Keywords and Phrases
  • Adult,
  • Affect,
  • Article,
  • Attention,
  • Female,
  • Human,
  • Illumination,
  • Individuality,
  • Job Satisfaction,
  • Leadership,
  • Male,
  • Problem Solving,
  • Productivity,
  • Social Environment,
  • Adult,
  • Affect,
  • Attention,
  • Efficiency,
  • Female,
  • Human,
  • Individuality,
  • Job Satisfaction,
  • Leadership,
  • Lighting,
  • Male,
  • Problem Solving,
  • Social
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 1993 Routledge, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-1993
Disciplines
Citation Information
Nancy J. Stone and Joanne M. Irvine. "Performance, Mood, Satisfaction, and Task Type in Various Work Environments: A Preliminary Study" Journal of General Psychology Vol. 120 Iss. 4 (1993) p. 489 - 497 ISSN: 221309
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy-stone/13/