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Document ID (ISN)39999
CIS number 83-959
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sadler O.W., Montgomery G.M.
Title The application of positive practice overcorrection to the use of hearing protection
Bibliographic information June 1982, Vol.43, No.6, p.451-454. 13 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate a technique which would instil in workers the habit of using hearing protection when working in high-intensity noise areas. Military aeroplane mechanics were assigned to one of 3 groups: group S received a daily safety lecture (controls); members of the other 2 groups were required to perform the correct behaviour 5 consecutive times if they were caught not wearing hearing protection; in group A the leader of the group exerted his/her authority; in group P the leader was also subject to overcorrection practice. The 2 latter groups successfully increased hearing protection use to near-perfect levels; in group S use remained unchanged throughout the study. When the test was terminated, there was a decline towards original hearing protection use levels.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; air transport; psychology of medical prevention; noise
Descriptors (secondary) motivation; comparative study; psychological tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Hearing protection
Air transportation
Noise
Psychological factors