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An investigation of the effects of three sound backgrounds on a simulated quality control inspection task.
NIOSH 1974 Jul; :1-52
Effects of background sounds on human behavior are studied, with techniques specially designed to create a true work assembly-line situation within the laboratory. Background sounds used were taped music, radio programs, and intermittent white noise. Fewest errors in assembly line inspection operations occurred with taped music, followed increasingly by radio, intermittent noise, and no-noise conditions.
NIOSH-Grant; Psychological-effects; Work-performance; Behavioral-effects; Human-factors
Psychology University of Missouri Department of Psychology Rolla, MO 65401
Final Grant Report
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
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