Performance, Mood, Satisfaction, and Task Type in Various Work Environments: A Preliminary Study
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.
Stone, N. J., & Irvine, J. M. (1993). Performance, Mood, Satisfaction, and Task Type in Various Work Environments: A Preliminary Study. Journal of General Psychology, 120(4), pp. 489-497.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221309.1993.9711162
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
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