Individual Differences and Ergonomic Factors in Performance in a Videotex-Type Task

Perry Morrison, Grant Noble

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    Abstract

    Manipulated ergonomic aspects of a videotex-type task, and attempted to relate paper-and-pencil measures of field dependence–independence, intelligence, capacity to complete a computer science curriculum, and attitudes toward computers, to the performance of novice users. Results indicate that fault-tolerant aspects of the software and the use of self-defined commands resulted in superior performance. Field independence and higher intelligence were related to better performance. No substantial relationship was found between the ability to complete a computer science curriculum and performance on the task. Ss who expressed an "awesome" view of the nature of computers appeared to perform less well than did other Ss.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-88
    Number of pages20
    JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1987

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