Gender’s Perception: Does the rain noise generated underneath metal deck roof system affects occupants comfort?
Occupants’ perception towards the value of indoor environment has always been a crucial issue. Having a good quality in an indoor environment influences the way occupants’ behave in their daily activities. Moreover, there are differences on the gender perspective on how they perceive the value of indoor environment. However, gender perception towards rain noise effects in relation to students’ activities has been overlooked until today. From the findings it can convey beneficial information regarding the quality of life towards students’ living. Conclusively, the overall finding reveals those female students are more annoyed compared to the opposite gender.
Keywords: Rain noise; metal deck roof system; perception; gender differences; student activities
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.