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Vigilance Performance in Noise as Related to Personality and Noise Tolerance.

Authors
Hummel-WF; Cohen-A; Turner-JW
Source
NIOSH 1965 Mar:29 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00020793
Abstract
The effects of noise on visual vigilance behavior are measured and related to selected personality measures, such as anxiety, neuroticism, and introversion obtained from a standardized personality test (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) and to noise tolerance scores for the subjects as acquired from objectionability ratings given to laboratory noise. Performance is found to be high, with no systematic changes for variation of noise background conditions, and, under intense noise conditions, with the more tolerant subjects performing better in noise. No significant relationships are found for noise tolerance and personality, although a trend is found for poorer performance by the more deviant subjects.
Keywords
Noise-control; Psychological-disorders; Sensory-perceptual-processes; Noise-levels; Behavioral-tests; Work-performance; Personality-traits;
Publication Date
19650301
Fiscal Year
1965
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Priority Area
Psychologic Disorders; Psychological-disorders;
Source Name
NIOSH, Report No. TR-20, 29 pages, 30 references
State
MN;
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