A study on the working experience of left-handed employees with office workstation ergonomics at right-handed workplace in UNIMAS

Kang, In Sin (2015) A study on the working experience of left-handed employees with office workstation ergonomics at right-handed workplace in UNIMAS. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This qualitative study aims to explore the working experience of left-handed employees at the right-handed dominant workplace by using right-handed equipment and tools. This research also aims to identify the problems faced by left-handers when dealing with the tools, the means adopted and to overcome the issues and adapt to the workplace, as well as the good working environment criteria for left-handers. The population for this research is UNIMAS staffs and the sample are four informants from Centre of Academic Information Services (CAIS) using sampling methods ofpurposive and snowball sampling. The research instrument used is a faceto-face interview. The main findings are there is no difference in the working experience oflefthanders at the right-handed workplace, the level of ergonomics awareness among informants are poor, and there are symptoms ofMSDs among the informants. In conclusion, the left-handed employees in CAIS did not experience any discrimination at the workplace as indicated in past studies, and there is a serious need for ergonomics training and education among employees in UNIMAS.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.)--Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ergonomics, Work environment, left-handed employees, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 06:33
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 06:33
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12641

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