Effect of Motorcycling on Salivary Noise-Induced Cortisol among Young Motorcyclists


  • Anila Ali University Technology Mara http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4598-5013
  • Roslinah Mohamad Hussain Department of Medical Imaging Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Malaysia
  • Mujid Abdullah Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Malaysia




Noise, Salivary cortisol, Noise sensitivity, motorcycle, ELISA


Saliva cortisol response was investigated from the motorcycling exposure for approximately 50 minutes between low and high noise-sensitive (Weinstein Noise Sensitivity Scale) young riders (19-25 years). The results showed significant difference (p < 0.05) in salivary cortisol concentrations in High-Noise Sensitive group (n = 27). Significant gender differences were found (p < 0.05) among the Low-Noise sensitive group (n = 30), after ride. Cross-analysis between groups was significant (p < 0.05) for before ride cortisol levels of Low-Noise sensitive group. This study suggests that subjective noise sensitivity plays a vital role in increased cortisol level among noise sensitive riders.

Author Biography

Anila Ali, University Technology Mara

PhD Scholar


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How to Cite

Ali, A., Mohamad Hussain, R., & Abdullah, M. (2017). Effect of Motorcycling on Salivary Noise-Induced Cortisol among Young Motorcyclists. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(6), 269-277. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i6.936