Time orientation and human performance

Yan Zhang, Ravindra S Goonetilleke, Thomas Plocher, Sheau-Farn Max Liang

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Time orientation, which categorizes behaviors as monochronic or polychronic, is potentially an important consideration as it can influence the manner in which an operator interacts with complex systems. Differences among cultures have already been shown using measurement scales such as the Modified Polychronic Attitude Index 3 (MPAI3) and the Inventory of Polychronic Values (IPV). This paper is an attempt to show further differences between the two groups and present a hypothetical model for the potential causes of these differences using performance resource functions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International conference on work with Computer Systems (WWCS)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


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