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Amani H, Shojaei S H, Zarei H. Color and Its Impact on People in the Workplace: A Systematic Review Article. Iran J Ergon 2020; 8 (1) :1-11
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1- Department of Handicrafts, Faculty of Art &Architecture, University of Kurdistan, Kurdistan, Iran
2- MSc Student, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- MSc Student, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran , Zarei.hi@ajums.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: A good work environment is a place where one can feel relaxed and focused. In the field of environmental psychology, color is one of the environmental factors that greatly influence human perception and behavior. The purpose of this systematic review study was to investigate the effect of color on work environment.
Methods: This article is a systematic review study. Full-text and English-language articles published in PubMed, Scopus, Science Direct, Google Scholar were searched using the following keywords: Color perception, color ergonomics, color psychology, color effect, mental health and Workplace. The search was without time limit, and 45 eligible articles were reviewed.
Results: Initially, 262 articles were identified from different databases. Among them, 93 articles met the criteria for entering the study. After that, 48 articles were removed from the study due to lack of experimental studies and 45 articles were selected for final review. A total of 18 studies focused on color priority, 25 studies on mood and emotions, 6 studies on health outcomes, and 19 studies on the effect of workplace color on work-related outcomes. The results showed that color has a significant effect on emotions (eg mood), well-being (eg stress, comfort, well-being) and performance (eg productivity, creativity).
Conclusion: Workplace color should be considered as one of the main ways to promote the (mental and physical) health of individuals.

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From among the four simulated scenarios, the fourth one, which is the increase in staff welfare parameters, had the most impact on reducing the burnout of Ardabil Regional Water Company employees.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Other Cases
Received: 2020/02/20 | Accepted: 2020/05/18 | ePublished: 2020/06/6

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