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Psychological restoration, coping strategies and children’s cognitive performance in the RANCH study: Paper 090.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
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2006 (English)In: Inter-Noise 2006: Engineering a Quieter World., 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The RANCH study found a linear exposure effect association between chronic aircraft noise exposure at primary school and the impairment of children’s reading comprehension, in the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. This paper presents multilevel modelling analyses, exploring psychological mechanisms, which may moderate the effect of aircraft noise on children’s cognition. Psychological restoration – the process whereby places which afford tranquillity and relaxation are utilized to reduce stress and promote well being – has been shown to reduce the adverse effect of noise on children’s annoyance responses. This paper examines whether having places for psychological restoration at home, moderates the adverse effects of chronic aircraft noise exposure at school on children’s cognition. In addition, the effectiveness of coping strategies in relation to noise exposure at school are examined – are specific coping strategies associated with less impairment of cognition?

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2006.
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air craft noise, psychological restoration, noise exposure
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Psychology Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-21297OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-21297DiVA: diva2:187823
Available from: 2007-12-07 Created: 2007-12-07Bibliographically approved

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