Title

Performance, Mood, Satisfaction, and Task Type in Various Work Environments: A Preliminary Study

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

221309

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1993 Routledge, All rights reserved.

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