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Psychosocial Work Factors

This chapter examines the concept of psychosocial work factors and its relationship to occupational ergo-

nomics. First, we provide a brief historical perspective of the development of theories and models of work

organization and psychosocial work factors. Definitions and examples are then presented. Several expla-

nations are given for the importance of psychosocial work factors in occupational ergonomics. Finally,

measurement issues and methods for controlling and managing psychosocial work factors are discussed.