HomeIAMURE International Journal of Health Educationvol. 4 no. 1 (2013)

Noise Intensities in Davao City Campuses and their Perceived Effects to Academic Activities of the Learners

Renan P. Limjuco | Neil C. Capricho | Raymundo S. Moso | Felix C. Chavez Jr. | Ana Julia P. Enero

Discipline: Education, Public Health



An investigation on noise is important because all people are exposed to it and are, therefore, vulnerable to its possible harmful effects. This study determined the noise intensities in elementary, secondary and tertiary campuses along the streets of Davao City and assessed their effects on the academic activities of the learners. It also determined whether the noise goes beyond the acceptable level for a working environment and whether the learners are affected by the noise-related disturbances and annoyances. This investigation employed a descriptive method, specifically a mix of comparison and correlation. A survey to 750 purposively chosen respondents from 15 schools about the effects of noise intensities to their academic activities in school was conducted. Findings revealed that the noise experienced by elementary and secondary learners goes beyond the acceptable level for the working environment. Further, university and college students experience noise level that creates speech interference and communication disturbance. The extent of the effect of noise intensities to lecture sessions, classroom learning accomplishments and classroom session breaks experienced by the learners in these campuses is on a moderate level. This study concludes that the noise intensity is not significantly associated with the academic activities of the learners across the curriculum.