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Gender differences in noise concerns about civil drones

End, Albert and Vogelpohl, Verena and Eißfeldt, Hinnerk (2021) Gender differences in noise concerns about civil drones. ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem, 14.-17. Juni 2021, Stockholm, Schweden (virtuell).

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Abstract

Rapid technological developments provide people with an increasing number of opportunities for applying civil drones (e.g., rescue operations). However, one crucial aspect for the future use of drones will be their public acceptance. Importantly, drone acceptance is considered to substantially rely on noise concerns. Recent research demonstrated differences between certain groups of individuals (e.g., females vs. males) in their attitudes towards civil drones. By means of a representative telephone survey in Germany (n = 832), we aimed at further investigating the influence of gender on drone acceptance. Chi-square Automatic Interaction Detection (CHAID) revealed noise concerns to be the most important of all assessed concerns for explaining female respondents’ attitudes towards civil drones, while concerns about damages/injuries best explained male participants’ attitudes. Moreover, our survey corroborates prior studies by showing males to be less concerned about civil drones than females (e.g., regarding noise). Additionally, we explored whether these effects could have been driven by confounding variables (e.g., drone experience). Thus, the present study highlights aspects of gender differences in concerns about drones which need to be examined further in future research.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143035/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Gender differences in noise concerns about civil drones
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
End, AlbertAlbert.End (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9837-9762
Vogelpohl, VerenaVerena.Vogelpohl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Eißfeldt, HinnerkHinnerk.Eissfeldt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5794-4470
Date:2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:aviation; civil drones; acceptance; noise annoyance; telephone survey
Event Title:ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem
Event Location:Stockholm, Schweden (virtuell)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14.-17. Juni 2021
Organizer:International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise (ICBEN)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: End, Dr. Albert
Deposited On:31 Aug 2021 12:52
Last Modified:31 Aug 2021 12:52

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