PSYCH-105 Industrial Psychology

Chapter 12: Fatigue and Boredom

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Appendix

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN - Fatigue and Boredom

 

Fatigue

Boredom

1

Fatigue is generally associated with physical and psychological depletion

Boredom is concomitant (parallel) of mental dullness

2

Fatigue is an inability where further work cannot be carried out

Boredom is a feeling which can be overcome and further work is possible

3

Work capacity decreases

Interest in work decreases

4

Can be measured to an extent

Cannot be measured and is subjective (varies with each individual)

5

Worker requires rest to overcome fatigue

Generally workers requires change to overcome boredom

6

Work curve gradually decreases and then there is a spurt

There are irregularities in work curve and intermittent spurts of short duration

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN - Boredom and Monotony

Boredom: Boredom refers to a particular identified state of mind which is of disliking

Monotony: Monotony does not refer to a state of disliking or dullness of work, it is just a state of mind caused when we repetitively do some work.

 

Boredom

Monotony

Definition

Boredom is an emotional state, when a person is not interested because of regular revelation or treatment.

Monotony is a state when a person is bored of doing repetitive work or activity.

Derived

French word ‘ennui’

Latin word ‘monotonia’

Originated in the year

1852

1700

Removed

Boredom is sometimes difficult to remove even by changing the nature of job.

Monotony can be removed by changing the nature of the job.

Lack

Lack of variety

Lack of variation

Overcome

·     Find Something to Do

·     Play a game

·     Write a list on any subject

·     Listen to your favorite music and/or dance

·     Write a letter, story, poem, or anything of your interest

·     Get a part-time job if you are free for longer period of time

·     Learn something new in your life

·     Take a long drive

·     Avoid day-dreaming

·      Try learning something new things or taking on a new hobby.

·      Keep your eyes open

·      Be responsive to people and try to like them rather than to dislike them.

·      Become interested – a passion for anything you do makes a difference like your job, hobby, or any other activity.

Author – Dr. Niyati Garg

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