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Body sizes and other human factors differences between Swedish and foreign students in Swedish universities
Luleå tekniska universitet.
Luleå tekniska universitet.
Luleå tekniska universitet.
1994 (English)In: Ergonomics for Quality Life: Proceedings of the Third Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Seoul, Korea, 13-17 November 1994, PPCOE , 1994, p. 420-423Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Past studies have shown large differences in body size between people of Industrialized Countries (ICs) and Industrially Developing Countries (IDCs). These differences can have negative effects on the usage of technology which IDCs today acquire to a great extent from ICs. At the same time, the number of students from IDCs seeking education and training in universities in ICs is increasing. This paper reports on the impact of human factors differences particularly body size differences between foreign and local students on the use of university facilities, based on anthropometric and questionnaire surveys carried out on a small scale by foreign graduate students of Lulea University, Sweden. The study revealed large differences in body sizes between local and foreign students. The questionnaire survey of foreign students showed that there are other significant human factors differences such as the use of a foreign language, viz. Swedish which is unique to Scandinavia, and the exposure to long cold winters. Whether these differences in human factors influence the acquisition of knowledge or learning capacity of foreign students is worth further investigation.

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PPCOE , 1994. p. 420-423
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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Industrial Work Environment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40544Local ID: fb81ee70-0611-11dd-97e0-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-40544DiVA, id: diva2:1014066
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Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics : 13/11/1994 - 17/11/1994
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Godkänd; 1994; 20080409 (andbra)

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