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Annoyance Caused by Road Traffic Noise


Roger Gambart

Department of Psychology Tiensestraat 102 3000 Leuven, BE
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A large scale survey dealing with annoyance caused by road traffic noise was carried out in Antwerp. Belgium In the first part of this study some general aspects of the survey arc presented, and the relationship between mean annoyance scores and noise is discussed. The second part examines the relationship between individual annoyance scores and noise levels and the influence of personality variables, the lay-out of the residence, sensitivity to noise and some demographical variables upon this relationship Finally, the findings of this research are compared with results of other studies.
How to Cite: Gambart, R., 1981. Annoyance Caused by Road Traffic Noise. Psychologica Belgica, 21(2), pp.111–122. DOI:
Published on 01 Jan 1981.
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