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Noise Induced Stresses in School Workshops and Studentsí Task Performance in Workshop Practice

Japo O. M. Amasuomo, H. U. Elobuike

Journal Title:Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences
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The study determined whether noise induced stresses in school workshops affected studentsí task performance in workshop practice. The study used 185 Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) Technical students in 300 Level which comprised 75 and 112 from the Federal Colleges of Education (Technical), Asaba and Omoku respectively. The Noise Stressor and Performance Questionnaire (NSPQ) were used to collect data. The reliability of the instrument was 0.65 using the Cronbach Alpha coefficient test. Data was analyzed using Arithmetic Mean, Standard Deviation; and the hypothesis was tested with Z-test at 0.05 level of significance. From the findings, it was the opinion of the students that noise induced stresses in the school workshops affected task performance in workshop practice. There was no significant difference in the two groups of students that noise induced stresses from power tools and equipment affected their task performance in workshop practice. It was recommended that, noise from workshop power equipment and tools which affected students should be reduced below threshold for them to carry out effective task performance in workshop Practice.

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