Lighting appraisal, well-being, and performance in open-plan offices: a linked mechanisms approach

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1477153507086279
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TypeArticle
Journal titleLighting Research and Technology
Volume40
IssueJune 2
Pages133151; # of pages: 19
Subjectoffice; satisfaction; comfort; mood; well-being; task lighting; illuminance; lighting design; task performance; lighting preferences; Lighting and health
AbstractIn two experiments in a simulated office space, temporary office personnel worked under one of six lighting conditions for a day. A previous paper reported the results of statistical tests for lighting conditions effects on perceptions, feelings, and task performance. This paper reports mediated regression analyses testing the linked mechanisms by which lighting conditions affect health, well-being, and task performance. Combined results from the two statistical approaches show that people who perceived their office lighting as being of higher quality rated the space as more attractive, reported more pleasant mood, and showed greater well-being at the end of the day. Direct-indirect lighting and personal control were favoured. Lighting conditions that improved visibility also improved task performance.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number49461
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NPARC number20377550
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