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Published online: 2012-09-03
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Cultural differences in emotional intelligence among top officers on board merchant ships

Bjorn Helge Johnsen, Philippine Meeus, Jon Meling, Torbjorn Rogde, Jarle Eid, Roar Esepevik, Olav Kjellevold Olsen, Jan Sommerfelt-Pettersen
International Maritime Health 2012;63(2):90-95.

open access

Vol 63, No 2 (2012)
MARITIME MEDICINE Original articles
Published online: 2012-09-03
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

The current research investigated cultural differences in emotional intelligence among top officers on board vessels of multicultural maritime companies. We found that Southeast Asian officers scored higher than European officers on the total Emotional Intelligence scale. When separating the EQ scale in its facets, higher scores for Asian officers were found on “Utilization of emotions”, “Handling relationships”, and on “Self-control”. Another finding was that Chief officers/Second engineers scored higher than Masters/Chief Officers on “Self-control”. Finally, we found a negative correlation between age and scores on the facet of “Self-control”. These crosscultural differences may have implications for interpersonal relations and ship management.

Abstract

The current research investigated cultural differences in emotional intelligence among top officers on board vessels of multicultural maritime companies. We found that Southeast Asian officers scored higher than European officers on the total Emotional Intelligence scale. When separating the EQ scale in its facets, higher scores for Asian officers were found on “Utilization of emotions”, “Handling relationships”, and on “Self-control”. Another finding was that Chief officers/Second engineers scored higher than Masters/Chief Officers on “Self-control”. Finally, we found a negative correlation between age and scores on the facet of “Self-control”. These crosscultural differences may have implications for interpersonal relations and ship management.

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Keywords

emotional intelligence; maritime officers; cultural differences

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Title

Cultural differences in emotional intelligence among top officers on board merchant ships

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 63, No 2 (2012)

Article type

Original article

Pages

90-95

Published online

2012-09-03

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2012;63(2):90-95.

Keywords

emotional intelligence
maritime officers
cultural differences

Authors

Bjorn Helge Johnsen
Philippine Meeus
Jon Meling
Torbjorn Rogde
Jarle Eid
Roar Esepevik
Olav Kjellevold Olsen
Jan Sommerfelt-Pettersen

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