Effects of Instruction Type and Boredom Proneness in Vigilance: Implications for Boredom and Workload

@article{Sawin1995EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of Instruction Type and Boredom Proneness in Vigilance: Implications for Boredom and Workload},
  author={David A. Sawin and M. Scerbo},
  journal={Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={37},
  pages={752 - 765}
}
  • David A. Sawin, M. Scerbo
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine, Computer Science
  • Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • The present study examined the effects of instruction type and boredom proneness (BP) on vigilance performance, workload, and boredom. Subjects completed the Boredom Proneness Scale and were assigned to high and low groups based on their scores. They then monitored a VDT for critical signals. Half the subjects were instructed to detect “critical” flickers (detection emphasis), and the remaining subjects were instructed to relax but to respond to any flickers observed (relaxation emphasis… CONTINUE READING
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