A literature search and pilot study conducted to investigate the topic of emotional response to aircraft noise are described. A Tell-A-Story Technique was developed for use in the pilot study which required respondents to make up stories for a series of aircraft-related and non-aircraft-related pictures. A content analysis of these stories was made. The major finding was that response patterns varied among three groups of respondents - those currently living near airports, those who had lived near airports in the past, and those who had never lived near airports. Negative emotional feelings toward aircraft were greatest among respondents who had lived near airports in the past but no longer did. A possible explanation offered for this finding was that people currently living near airports might adapt to the situation by denying some of their negative feelings, which they might feel more free to express after they had moved away from the situation. Other techniques used in the pilot study are also described, including group interviews and a word association task. (Author)

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    National Bureau of Standards

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  • Authors:
    • Klaus, P A
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-2600 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NASA ORDER L-88318
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM