The Effects of Task Demand and External Stimuli on Learner's Stress Perception and Job Performance

Date

2017

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Springer

Type

Book chapter

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Over the past decades, research in affective learning has begun to take emotions into account, which advocates an education system that is sentient of learner’s cognitive and affective states, as learners’ performance could be affected by emotional factors. This exploratory research examines the impacts of mental arithmetic demand and external stimuli on learner’s stress perception and job performance. External stimuli include time pressure and displays of countdown timer and clock on an online assessment system. Experiments are conducted on five different groups of undergraduate students, with a total of 160 of them from a higher learning institution. The results show that the impacts are significant. Correlations between task demand, external stimuli, learner’s stress and job performance are also significant.

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Keywords

Performance and Stress under Time Pressure, Stress detection, Performance evaluation

Citation

Lim Y.M., Ayesh A., Stacey M., Tan L.P. (2017) The Effects of Task Demand and External Stimuli on Learner’s Stress Perception and Job Performance. In: Teh G., Choy S. (eds) Empowering 21st Century Learners Through Holistic and Enterprising Learning. Springer, Singapore

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Research Institute

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)
Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)