Accession Number : ADA289491

Title :   Subjective Workload Assessment in a Spatial Memory Task,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT STATE UNIV DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Eggemeier, F. T. ; Stadler, Michael A.

PDF Url : ADA289491

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Twelve subjects performed a spatial short-term memory task under several levels of difficulty and rated the workload associated with each using the Subjective Workload Assessment Technique (SWAT). SWAT ratings proved sensitive to two of the three difficulty manipulations in the memory task, and demonstrated greater sensitivity in this respect than either of two primary task measures that were employed. The results extend the applicability of SWAT to the type of spatial memory task used and, therefore, provide further support for the general applicability of SWAT as a workload measurement technique.

Descriptors :   *MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *WORKLOAD, *OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, STRESS ANALYSIS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SENSITIVITY, SHORT RANGE(TIME), DATA ACQUISITION, LABORATORY PROCEDURES, RATINGS, FLIGHT SIMULATION, MENTAL ABILITY, WORK MEASUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE