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Kouhnavard B, Mihanpour H, Barkhordari A, Roshanaei A, Parvin S. The Relationship between Ergonomic Conditions and Productivity of Librarians Working in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Affiliated Educational-Research Centers, Yazd in 2014 . ohhp. 2017; 1 (1) :62-71
URL: http://ohhp.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-28-en.html
MSc of Med LIS, Behbahan School of Medical Sciences, Behbahan, Iran
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Introduction: The aim of this study was recognition of ergonomic conditions in librarians of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, affiliated educational-research centers, and its relation with productivity.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the population included librarians working in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and affiliated educational-research centers. The research instrument consisted of two parts; Hersey and Goldsmith 26-item questionnaire to determine the productivity. Further, in order to evaluate the ergonomics conditions, a standard checklist was used.
Results: Average scores of productivity and ergonomic conditions were 19.02 and 22.2, respectively. The highest and lowest average scores belonged to dimension workspace (5.56) and safety factors (0.94), respectively. A significant correlation between the average score motivational dimension of productivity and workspace in terms of work plan (part-time, full-time) was observed (P <0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results, academic libraries, as information centers have a decisive role in promoting growth and development of the scientific community. Therefore, it is recommended that officials, managers, and especially librarians respect principles of ergonomic; this in turn increases their productivity
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/02/13 | Accepted: 2017/04/17 | Published: 2017/07/30

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