ERGONOMICS KNOWLEDGE AMONG ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN PULAU PINANG MALAYSIA
Keywords:ergonomics, student, UiTM, knowledge
Ergonomics knowledge helps in its right application and contributes significantly to the general well-being and safety of students. Ergonomics in Malaysia is a relatively new concept and yet to be considered an essential component of most organizations. The purpose of this study is to examine the engineering students in Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang (UiTMCPP), Malaysia on their ergonomics knowledge level. Questionnaires were distributed to 246 engineering students of mechanical, civil, chemical, and electrical in UiTMCPP and the responses were analyzed using SPSS version 15. The result of their ergonomics knowledge found that the average mean score and standard deviation were 2.74 and 1.21 respectively. It shows that their ergonomics knowledge level was moderate. The average mean score of the steps taken by the university management is 4.03 which is a high level. The university management and respective school must give regular ergonomics education and training for the students as well as university staff to increase the ergonomics knowledge to a better level.
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