Tests of the generality of the ratio rule as a principle of work decrement

Helen C. BEH, FJ Hibberd

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The present study was designed to investigate the generality of the work-rest ratio rule by using ratios not previously employed with the pursuit rotor task. In addition, a 'blocking' measure and a conventional measure of cognitive performance were used to examine the applicability of the rule to a cognitive task. The results offer partial support for the ratio rule on both tasks studied but also indicate that the ratio rule may be limited to a narrow range of ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-348
Number of pages10
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1992
Externally publishedYes

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