The analysis of the various components of human work is the most important approach to a systematic study of people at work. This approach is aimed at the examination of individual activities with respect to the role they play in the conflict of humanitarian, economic, and technical aspects of work. The main objective of this title, which was first published in 1989, was to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia who were interested in ergonomics and psychological aspects of job analysis. This title will be of particular interest to students of human resource management.
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Part One: Comparison of Job Analysis Methods; 1. Introduction to the problems of Job Analysis – On the Development Status of the Procedure and its Theoretical Foundation K. Landau and W. Rohmert 2. On the Application of AET, TBS, and VERA to Discriminate Between Work Demands at Repetitive Short Cycle Tasks A. Seeber, K. H. Schmid, E. Kiesswetter and J. Rutenfranz 3. Standard Methods Used in French-Speaking Countries for Workplace Analysis R. Wagner; Part Two: Psychological Job Analysis Methods; 4. The Critical Event Technique in Job Analysis D. V. Kunak 5. Assessment of Job Stress: The RHIA-Instrument B. Greiner and K. Leitner 6. Validity of Various Methods of Measurement in Job Analysis N. Semmer and D. Zapf 7. Situational Diagnosis vs. Social Construction of Jobs – Meta-Analysis of the Questionnaire "Subjective Job Analysis" I. Udris and H. Nibel 8. Method for Monitoring Psychic Stress Factors by Occupational Health Personnel A. L. Elo; Part Three: Practical Applications of Psychological Job Analysis Methods; 9. VERA Microanalysis: Applied to a Flexible Manufacturing System W. Weber and R. Oesterreich 10. Analysing the Social Impact of New technologies in the Engineering Office M. Resch 11. Controversial or Logical Results? Comparisons with Different Methods M. Vartiaonen 12. Contrastive Task Analysis H. Dunckel; Part Four: Job Analysis, Occupational Health and Safety; 13. Identification of Ergonomic Factors Which May Have Injurous Effects K. Kemmlert 14. Epidemiological Analysis of Workload Data Using Ergonomic Data Bases R. Brauchler and K. Landau 15. The Influence of Seat Angle and Furniture Height on Backpain A. C. Mandal 16. Safety Diagnosis in Industrial Plants: Concepts and Preliminary Results F. Ruppert and C. Graf Hoyos 17. Job load and Hazard Analysis: A Method for Hazard Screening and Evaluation M. Mattila and P. Kivi 18. Risk Analysis of Mounting and Dismounting Agricultural Vehicles by Means of a Near-Accident Survey H. Beutnagel and W. Hammer; Part Five: Job Analysis and Physiological Aspects; 19. Field Observations in the Ergonomics of Typewriting L. Price, F. Fayzmehr and R. Beaton 20. BVA, a New Method to Investigate Combined Stress Factors M. Bier 21. Stress and Strain in Kitchen Work C. H. Nygard, S. Lusa, A. Peltomaa and J. Ilmarinen 22. Mental Effort in Problem Solving as Manifest in the Power Spectra of Heart-Interbeat Intervals J. Weimann 23. The Assessment of Mental Workload in Dual-Task Performance: Task Specific and Task Unspecific Influences R. Wieland-Eckelmann, U. Kleinbeck, R. Schwarz and H. Hacker; Part Six: Job Analysis and Technological Change; 24. The Modular Work Analysis System (MAS) K. Groth 25. The P-TAI-Concept: An Integrative Approach W. Kannheiser 26. Office Communication Analysis: Its Contribution to Work Design J. Sydow 27. Work Analysis as a Tool for Task- and Work-Oriented Design of Computer Assisted Cooperative Work Systems R. Upmann 28. Evaluation of New Workplaces by Modelling and Simulation of Operator Procedures T. Bosser; Part Seven: Examples for Analysis in Job Design; 29. Analysis of CAD/CAM Job Content and Workplace Characteristics G. Kaucsek 30. Work Analysis and Load Components in an Automobile Plant After the Implementation of New Technologies F. Klimmer, H. Kylian, K. H. Schmidt and J. Rutenfranz 31. Job Analysis in Design Work T. Muller, J. Springer and T. Langer