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Subjective workload and individual differences in information processing abilitiesThis paper describes several experiments examining the source of individual differences in the experience of mental workload. Three sources of such differences were examined: information processing abilities, timesharing abilities, and personality traits/behavior patterns. On the whole, there was little evidence that individual differences in information processing abilities or timesharing abilities are related to perceived differences in mental workload. However, individuals with strong Type A coronary prone behavior patterns differed in both single- and multiple-task performance from individuals who showed little evidence of such a pattern. Additionally, individuals with a strong Type A pattern showed some dissociation between objective performance and the experience of mental workload.
Document ID
19860041273
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Damos, D. L. (Arizona State University Tempe, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 841491
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC2-202
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other