Sound levels in classrooms and effects on self-reported mood among school children.

@article{Lundquist2003SoundLI,
  title={Sound levels in classrooms and effects on self-reported mood among school children.},
  author={P{\"a}r Lundquist and Kjell Holmberg and Lage Burstr{\"o}m and Ulf Landstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  year={2003},
  volume={96 3 Pt 2},
  pages={1289-99}
}
The principle of this field study is an investigation of recorded sound levels in 24 classrooms and relations between sound level measures and aspects of children's rated annoyance, task orientation, and inattentiveness. The background sound-exposure levels were distributed within the interval of 33-42 dB(A)eq and the activity sound level exposure ranged between 47-68 dB(A)eq. The recorded levels must be considered as high for work environments where steady concentration and undisturbed… CONTINUE READING