Effect of chronic noise exposure on aggressive behavior of automotive industry workers

Alimohammadi, I. and Kanrash, F. A. and Abolaghasemi, J. and Afrazandeh, H. and Rahmani, K. (2018) Effect of chronic noise exposure on aggressive behavior of automotive industry workers. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 9 (4). pp. 170-175.

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Background: Noise pollution is one of the important harmful physical factors in work environment in developed and developing countries. It not only causes a variety of physiological effects, but also accounts for psychological disorders. Objective: To investigate the effects of chronic exposure to noise on aggression in automotive industry workers. Methods: In a cross-sectional study conducted in an Iranian automotive industry, a group of workers were randomly selected from different parts of the paint shop. The workers' aggression level was measured using the Buss and Perry's questionnaire. The noise level was also measured at the workplace. Using linear regression analysis, the relationship between the level of aggression and noise level was evaluated. Results: 250 workers with a mean age of 36.1 (SD 3.7) years were studied. There was a significant (p<0.05) correlation between the measured noise intensity and the aggression level of the studied workers. Conclusion: Exposure to noise in work environment increases the incidence of tension and inappropriate behavior associated with aggression. Controlling noise through use of protective equipment might reduce the deleterious effects of noise on workers. © 2018, NIOC Health Organization. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Kanrash, F.A.; Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical SciencesIran; email: Fahma-di1367@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aggression Mental health Noise Occupational medicine adult anger anxiety Article automotive industry Buss and Perry questionnaire calibration confounding variable correlation analysis Cronbach alpha coefficient cross-sectional study depression educational status female human Iran Likert scale major clinical study male mathematical model measurement precision noise pollution observational study occupational exposure occupational hazard physical aggression questionnaire risk factor social status statistical model test retest reliability verbal hostility work environment worker workplace industrial noise industry procedures psychology standards Cross-Sectional Studies Humans Noise, Occupational
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 05:41
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 05:41
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17183

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