Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Subject Categories

Industrial and Organizational Psychology


College of Liberal Arts



Thesis Adviser

Roberto E. Javier, Jr.

Defense Panel Chair

Laurene Chua-Garcia

Defense Panel Member

Maria Carla M. Ong
Romeo V. Suarez


Ergonomics is concerned on how the ample design of work environments and the person and- machine fit can be interfaced accordingly. Upon understanding the different factors associated with physical and work method ergonomics and using quantitative methodologies in analyzing the response of technical personnel, the study showed that there was significant relationship established between work method ergonomic factors, organizational stress and organizational apathy. This paper presented a study on seventy-nine validated technical personnel in a telecommunications company who were engaged in technical jobs defined as their primary qualification to be tapped in the study. The dynamic contributors of stress in the work environment explained why the subject samples were exhibiting depletion in work energy and dwindling involvement in organizational activities. On the contrary, physical ergonomic factors seemed to be of little concern and promptly acclimatized depending on the given work environment. There have been no linear relationships established between physical ergonomic factor and organizational stress, and physical ergonomic factor and organizational apathy. Therefore, physical ergonomics was not a significant indicator of stress and apathy. Organizational apathy was a conjunctive result of organizational stress due to the confirmed correlation of the two variables. Simple linear regression indicated that there was an average linear relationship between the two variables using the resulting correlation coefficient of 0.44 as a result of the statistical analysis. This finding supported the recommendation for the possible inclusion of interventions to minimize the effects of organizational stress and apathy among workers in the technical profession. In the long run, such action taken by management authorities to enhance work method ergonomics and include viable programs that promote well being and consideration to technical conditions would produce benefits for the organization in terms of minimizing the outcomes of organizational stress and organizational apathy and at the same time could increase the level of productivity among technical personnel. Keywords: technical personnel, physical ergonomic factors, work method ergonomic factors, organizational stress, organizational apathy.

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Accession Number


Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

iii, 119 leaves ; 28 cm.


Job stress; Organizational stress; Ergonomics; Human engineering

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