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    Homeworking during COVID-19 lockdown: relationships between the physical and social environments at home, work-related burnout, and musculoskeletal pain

    Weber, Clara and Ratcliffe, E. and Yarker, Jo and Lewis, Rachel and Munir, Fehmidah (2020) Homeworking during COVID-19 lockdown: relationships between the physical and social environments at home, work-related burnout, and musculoskeletal pain. Health Psychology Update 29 , pp. 55-56. ISSN 0954-2027.

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    Abstract

    This study examines the impact on workers of the rapid migration to homeworking during the COVID-19 pandemic. During lockdown many workers have worked from home while managing additional demands (e.g. childcare, shared homeworking spaces) and often in the absence of adequate ergonomic equipment. Previous research suggests poor privacy fit at work (privacy needs not being met) is associated with lower wellbeing and greater work fatigue and burnout (Laurence et al., 2013; Weber, 2019). It is also widely acknowledged that poor ergonomics of office furniture can result in musculoskeletal pain (Derjani Bayeh & Smith, 1999; Sauter, Schleifer, & Knutson, 1991). As the global pandemic continues, it seems likely that many workers will continue with homeworking for some time, and it is important that we understand potential impacts of homeworking during the pandemic. This study therefore examines factors in the physical and social environment at home that contribute to privacy fit, burnout, and musculoskeletal pain while working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Jo Yarker
    Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2021 14:34
    Last Modified: 05 Mar 2021 14:34
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/42644

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