The ecological context of soundscapes for children's blood pressure

  • Lercher P
  • Evans G
  • Widmann U
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Although the majority of studies on community noise levels and children's physiological stress responses are positive, effect sizes vary considerably, and some studies do not confirm these effects. Employing a contextual perspective congruent with soundscapes, a carefully constructed sample of children (N = 115, M = 10.1 yr) living in households in relatively high (>60 dBA) or low (

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  • Peter Lercher

  • Gary W. Evans

  • Ulrich Widmann

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