Effects of non-acoustic factors on of annoyance caused by floor impact sounds: A structural equation analysis

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Pyoung Jik Lee

Acoustics Research Unit

Tuesday 2 june, 2015, 16:20 - 16:40

0.4 Brussels (189)

Previous research studies have addressed the relevance of non-acoustic factors in the perception of noise. However, the majority of these studies have focused on environmental noise, such as road traffic, railway and aircraft noises, and no attempt has been made to investigate the impact of building noises. In this paper, a conceptual model which explains the annoyance caused by floor impact sounds in apartment buildings was proposed based on previous findings and is subject to empirical testing. Online and hard copy questionnaire surveys were conducted in Korea and the questionnaire included questions designed to assess the impact of non-acoustic factors on annoyance caused by floor impact sounds, such as noise sensitivity and neighbourhood satisfaction. The proposed conceptual model was tested using structural equation modelling (Amos 21.0) and an embedded model between noise annoyance and non- acoustic factors was derived.

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