An examination of the parametric properties of four noise sensitivity measures : research proposal
Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceeding
Noise sensitivity (NS) is a personality trait with a strong influence on reactions to noise. Studies of reaction should include a standard measure of NS that is founded on a theoretically justified definition of NS, and examination of existing NS measures' parametric properties (internal consistency; stability; convergent and predictive validity). At each of 6 laboratory centres (Aalborg; London; Sydney; Dortmund; Madrid, Amsterdam), participants will complete four NS measures on each of two occasions. In one occasion, participants will complete a task while exposed to recorded aircraft noise, and while not exposed, to measure potential noise-induced performance impairment. Participants will also be exposed to noise in the absence of a task. Physiological measures will be taken during both noise conditions, and differences from baseline measures will be assessed. Participants will complete self-report measures assessing responses to noise (perception; reaction; mood) in both noise conditions,reaction to noise from various sources at home, and moderating variables (e.g. sensitivity to non-auditory stimuli, health status, mood, personality, environmental attitudes, socially desirable responding, demographics and lifestyle). A standard NS measure should demonstrate high reliability, and should predict responses to noise. Discussion is welcomed and will focus on validation strategies and optimizing the study design.
|Title||Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2006 : The 35th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publisher||Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA, Inc.|
|Periode||03/12/06 → 06/12/06|
Paper no. 580
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