The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation

Article Title

Effects of Time Pressure on a Typing Task with Two Keyboard Layouts


Connor Beck


The present study investigated the effects of pressure on typing task performance with two different types of keyboard layouts - QWERTY and DVORAK. It was predicted that The QWERTY condition would improve when under pressure, while the performance of the DVORAK condition would decline when under pressure. There was no significant interaction between keyboard and pressure, no main effect of pressure, and no differences within each keyboard group as a result of pressure. Problems with control, measurement, and sample are discussed, and future directions are suggested.

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