General scales of community reaction to noise (dissatisfaction and perceived affectedness) are more reliable than scales of annoyance.

@article{Job2001GeneralSO,
  title={General scales of community reaction to noise (dissatisfaction and perceived affectedness) are more reliable than scales of annoyance.},
  author={R. F. Soames Job and John R Hatfield and Norman Carter and Peter Peploe and Robert Taylor and Sarie Morrell},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={
          939-46
        }
}
General measures of reaction to noise, which assess the respondent's perceived affectedness or dissatisfaction, appear to be more valid and internally consistent than more narrow measures, such as specific assessment of noise annoyance. However, the test-retest reliability of general and specific measures has yet to be compared. As a part of the large-scale Sydney Airport Health Study, 97 respondents participated in the same interview twice, several weeks apart. Test-retest reliabilities were… CONTINUE READING

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