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Inappropriate Workspace Anthropometry as a Stressor Affecting Students’ Effective Workshop Practice

1 Japo O. M. Amasuomo & 2Ursula C. Nnabueze

1 Correspondence: Department of Vocational/Industrial Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, P. O. Box 1033, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. japoamasuomo@gmail.com, +2348033415457 2 Department of Health and Physical Education, Enugu State University of Science and Technology ,Enugu, Nigeria. nna_bueze @yahoo.com, Tel: +2347031234214

Abstract The study tried to find out whether inappropriate workspace anthropometry as a stressor affects students’ effective workshop practice. The study used 185 NCE Technical students in 300 Level which consisted of 73 and 112 students from Federal Colleges of Education (Technical), Asaba and Omoku, South-South Nigeria during the 2008/2009 academic session; and no sample was taken. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. The reliability of the instrument was 0.87. Data was analyzed with Arithmetic Mean and Standard Deviation; and Z-test at 0.05 level of significance. From the findings, it was the opinion of the students that, inappropriate workspace anthropometry as a stressor led to backache and spinal pains due to arm-reach constraints; shoulder and neck pains due to height constraints; and foot and toe pains due to foot constraints and consequently students’ effective workshop practice was affected in terms of lower production quantity and quality; less job satisfaction; and reduced accuracy and speed of job accomplishment; and there was no significant difference in the opinion of the students from Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba and Omoku on the extent to which inappropriate workspace anthropometry as a stressor affected their effective workshop practice. The recommendation was reduction of the negative effects of…...

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