PSYCH-105 Industrial Psychology
Chapter 12: Fatigue and Boredom
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN - Fatigue and Boredom
Fatigue is generally associated with physical and psychological depletion
Boredom is concomitant (parallel) of mental dullness
Fatigue is an inability where further work cannot be carried out
Boredom is a feeling which can be overcome and further work is possible
Work capacity decreases
Interest in work decreases
Can be measured to an extent
Cannot be measured and is subjective (varies with each individual)
Worker requires rest to overcome fatigue
Generally workers requires change to overcome boredom
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 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.
French word ‘ennui’
Latin word ‘monotonia’
Originated in the year
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 of variety
Lack of variation
· 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.