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Instrument - Ergonomic issues (IEI) integrating mixed mode of research in instrument construction


Kumar M., Dileep and Govindarajo, Normala S and Ismail, Noor Azizi (2014) Instrument - Ergonomic issues (IEI) integrating mixed mode of research in instrument construction. Man In India, 94 (4). pp. 53-72. ISSN 0025-1569

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Abstract

Oil palm plantations operations are labour intensive. Due to its remote habitation, mechanization is difficult to implement. There are several issues related to ergonomics in oil palm plantations.In order to measure the causative factors of ergonomics quantitative measurements are hardly ever exists.A cross-country study was conducted to identify the root cause of ergonomics issues in oil palm plantations, with an objective of defining properly the concept ergonomics issues, contextualizing the topic to oil palm plantations.The study followed mixed methodology integrating quantitative methods. Following the triangulation method, the study followed grounded theory, case studies and Delphi to identify and fix the variables in relation to ergonomics issues and further to test, the reliability and validity the study followed factor analysis. The outcome of the study is the development of an instrument that to measure ergonomics issues in oil palm plantations

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ergonomics, workers oil palm plantations, instruments, work design, postures, Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Dileep Kumar M.
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2014 08:40
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 01:42
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12899

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