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Annoyance by aircraft noise and fear of overflying aircraft in relation to attitudes toward the environment and communityIt has been suggested that expressions of annoyance attributable to aircraft noise may reflect in part fear of aircraft overflights and possible crashes. If this is true, then residents of areas where crashes have occurred should express more annoyance. To test this hypothesis, 50 residents of an Albany, New York area where an aircraft crash producing fatalities recently occurred and 50 residents of a comparable nearby area without such a history, were asked to respond to a 'Quality of Life Questionnaire.' Among the items were some designed to test annoyance by noise and fear of aircraft overflights. It was predicted that those in the crash area would express more fear and would more often identify aircraft as a noise source. These hypotheses were sustained. A near-replication was carried out in Louisville, Kentucky; results were much the same. Analyses indicated that for the crash-area groups, there was associating of aircraft fear and noise annoyance responses; this was true to an apparently lesser extent for non-crash groups. The greater annoyance of crash groups by aircraft community noise apparently does not carry over to situations in which aircraft noise is assessed in the laboratory.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
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Conference Paper
Loeb, M.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Troy, NY, United States)
Moran, S. V.
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1977
Subject Category
Behavioral Sciences
Meeting Information
Meeting: Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Location: State College, PA
Start Date: June 6, 1977
End Date: June 10, 1977
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