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dc.creatorPapanikolaou, M.en
dc.creatorSkenteris, N.en
dc.creatorPiperakis, S. M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-23T10:44:04Z
dc.date.available2015-11-23T10:44:04Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier10.1515/ijamh-2014-0006
dc.identifier.issn3340139
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11615/31882
dc.description.abstractThe present study investigated the effect of low, medium, and high traffic road noise as well as irrelevant background speech noise on primary school children's reading and mathematical performance. A total of 676 participants (324 boys, 47.9% and 352 girls, 52.1%) of the 4th and 5th elementary classes participated in the project. The participants were enrolled in public primary schools from urban areas and had ages ranging from 9 to 10 years and from. Schools were selected on the basis of increasing levels of exposure to road traffic noise and then classified into three categories (Low noise: 55-66 dB, Medium noise: 67-77 dB, and High noise: 72-80 dB). We measured reading comprehension and mathematical skills in accordance with the national guidelines for elementary education, using a test designed specifically for the purpose of this study. On the one hand, children in low-level noise schools showed statistically significant differences from children in medium-and high-level noise schools in reading performance (p<0.001). On the other hand, children in low-level noise schools differed significantly from children in high-level noise schools but only in mathematics performance (p=0.001). Girls in general did better in reading score than boys, especially in schools with medium-and high-level noise. Finally the levels of noise and gender were found to be two independent factors. © 2015 by De Gruyter.en
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dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectnoiseen
dc.subjectreading comprehensionen
dc.subjectacademic achievementen
dc.subjectannoyanceen
dc.subjectArticleen
dc.subjectchilden
dc.subjectcognitionen
dc.subjectcomprehensionen
dc.subjectfemaleen
dc.subjecthumanen
dc.subjectmajor clinical studyen
dc.subjectmaleen
dc.subjectmathematicsen
dc.subjectprimary schoolen
dc.subjectreadingen
dc.subjectschool childen
dc.subjectsex differenceen
dc.subjectsocial statusen
dc.subjecttraffic noiseen
dc.subjecturban areaen
dc.titleEffect of external classroom noise on schoolchildren's reading and mathematics performance: Correlation of noise levels and genderen
dc.typejournalArticleen


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