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International Journal of Home Science

2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 3, PART B

Corollary of postural discomfort on work efficiency of the employees of the post offices

Author(s): Ankita Tiwari and Shalini Agarwal
Abstract:
The present investigation is based upon the “Corollary of postural discomfort on the work efficiency of the employees of the post offices”. Posture is usually defined as the relative arrangement of the parts of the body. Postural discomfort is common in workers who work in Post Office. It was seen that Post office workers worked continuously in one posture for longer duration. Constantly, they suffered from discomfort in various parts of their body, especially in the shoulders, knees, back, lower back and upper back, which mainly prevent them from continuing their work. It directly affects the working efficiency of the employees of the post offices or it may be due to lack of staff available. The employees has to be indulged in multitasking which increases the work pressure on them and resulted in workload stress as well as while performing a task in the same position for long hours can cause postural discomfort. A total of 120 respondents were selected from Lucknow city using random sampling and purposive random sampling technique. An interview schedule along with scale by Corlett, E.N. & Bishop, R.P. (1976). A technique for measuring postural discomfort (body mapping) was used to elicit information from the respondents. The collected data was coded, scored, tabulated and analyzed by using relevant descriptive statistics frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation and relational statistics like correlation. Major findings showed that significant differences were found between postural discomfort and work efficiency of the respondents.
Pages: 96-99  |  133 Views  8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ankita Tiwari and Shalini Agarwal. Corollary of postural discomfort on work efficiency of the employees of the post offices. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(3): 96-99.
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