The Influence of Emotion and Gender on Work Efficiency in Hazy Weather


In recent years, the eastern part of China has suffered numerous large-scale continuous fog and haze, which seriously impact people’s production and life. In present research, a combination method of questionnaire and experiment is used to discuss whether the hazy weather could in-fluence the emotion and if there are any impacts on the work efficiency. 2 (gender) × 3 (emotional type: positive, neutral and negative) completely randomized design is used and the reaction time (RT) is analyzed. The results show that 1) hazy weather truly induces the negative emotion, e.g. depression and anxiety; 2) the interaction effect of emotion and gender is significant; the RT of females is significantly longer than males’ in negative emotion condition; for females, RT in negative emotion condition is significantly longer than that in positive and neutral emotion condition, which shows that the hazy weather would lead some inefficiency.

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Liu, Y. , Liu, M. and Yu, K. (2015) The Influence of Emotion and Gender on Work Efficiency in Hazy Weather. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 58-63. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.35009.

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