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Modeling effect of five big personality traits on noise sensitivity and annoyance

(2021) Modeling effect of five big personality traits on noise sensitivity and annoyance. Applied Acoustics.

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Background The noise annoyance depends on two factors including noise source and psychological and internal processes of the receiver person. Due to the importance of noise annoyance and the potential impacts of personality traits on that, this study aimed to model the effect of big five personality traits on noise sensitivity and annoyance. Material and method The present cross-sectional study was conducted on the 144 employees of an automotive company in 2020. The big five personality traits questionnaire: noise sensitivity questionnaire, and noise-induced annoyance scale were completed for the participants. The neural network and structural equation modeling were used to investigate the effect of personality on noise sensitivity and annoyance. Result The results showed that extroversion and neuroticism had the most importance in noise sensitivity and noise annoyance while conscientiousness and openness to experience were found to have the least importance in these variables. The difference in the importance of these traits can be attributed to the moral and behavioral characteristics of individuals. The structural equation model also showed that personality can directly and indirectly (noise sensitivity) affect the noise annoyance. Conclusion The existing evidence suggests that sociocultural differences significantly affect responses to noise. Since the effect of exposure to noise may vary from one person to another, these differences can apparently be attributed to the personality traits of individuals.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Personality traitsNoise sensitivityNoise annoyanceSEM
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 400-495 Occupational Medicine, Health, and Hygiene
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Health > Department of Occupational Health
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Acoustics
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 172
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2020.107655
ISSN: 0003682X
Depositing User: مسعود رسول آبادی

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