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Special Issue "‘Indoor Generation’: Effects of the Indoor Environment on Work Performance and Well-Being"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 March 2023) | Viewed by 7813
Special Issue Editor
Interests: person-environment interaction; psychology; acoustic environment
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Special Issue Information
Recent studies have revealed that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, which indicates the importance of maintaining indoor environments. Moreover, the COVID-19 outbreak caused us to spend even more time in indoor spaces. As an ‘indoor generation’, understanding how indoor environments can impact us is crucial.
Indoor environments involve various environmental factors, such as the acoustic environment, air quality, and thermal conditions. These factors reportedly have impacts on work performance and job satisfaction. Poor speech intelligibility and noise in open-plan offices are widely considered to be significant factors that affect poor work performance and job satisfaction. Moreover, poor air quality in office space leads to reduced performance and productivity. Inadequate thermal conditions are also a key factor that negatively affects the work performance of employees. In addition, indoor environments have significant effects on human health and well-being. The WHO states that air pollution is a risk factor leading to all-cause mortalities as well as specific diseases. Noise is the second major environmental cause of health problems, followed by air quality.
This Special Issue invites papers that address the topics relevant to this area of research. Original research manuscripts, technical papers, or extensive reviews are all welcomed.
The key topics include, but are not limited to:
• Indoor environment;
• Indoor noise and acoustic environment;
• Indoor thermal condition;
• Indoor air quality;
• Human perception and subjective response;
• Work performance, productivity, and achievement;
• Job satisfaction;
• Well-being and health.
Dr. Sang-Hee Park
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- indoor environment
- indoor noise and acoustic environment
- indoor thermal conditions
- indoor air quality
- human perception and subjective response
- work performance, productivity, and achievement
- job satisfaction
- well-being and health