Accession Number : AD0777520

Title :   Psychological Factors Related to the Voluntary Use of Hearing Protection in Hazardous Noise Environments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Luz,George A. ; Decatur,Richard A. ; Thompson,Robert L.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The objective of this study was to determine whether social contexts had any influence on the use of ear protection in a hazardous noise environment and on attitudes toward earplugs. An Army community was scanned for situations in which persons could choose to use ear protection. Behavior was measured in three different ways: pencil and paper tests, observation, and experimental manipulation. In three different situations, the usage of earplugs was significantly related to social context. A recommendation for a more precise definition of the positive incentives for ear protection was made. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Behavior, *Ear protectors, Utilization, Hearing, Noise, Protective equipment, Motivation, Attitudes(Psychology)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE