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Worry and its correlates onboard cruise ships

Katharina Wolff, Svein Larsen, Einar Marnburg, Torvald Øgaard
International Maritime Health 2013;64(2):95-100.

open access

Vol 64, No 2 (2013)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2013-05-23
Submitted: 2013-05-23
Accepted: 2013-05-23

Abstract

The present study examined job-specific worry, as well as possible predictors of such worry, namelyjob-specific self-efficacy and supervisor dispositionism. 133 non-supervising crew members at differentdepartments onboard upmarket cruise ships filled in a questionnaire during one of their journeys. Findings show that employees report moderate amounts of job-specific worry and the galley crew reports significantlygreater amounts of worry than the other departments. Results also indicate that cruise ship crews worrysomewhat more than workers in the land based service sector. Furthermore it was found that supervisordispositionism, i.e. supervisors with fixed mindsets, was related to greater amounts of worry among thecrew. Surprisingly, job-specific self-efficacy was unrelated to job-specific worry.

Abstract

The present study examined job-specific worry, as well as possible predictors of such worry, namelyjob-specific self-efficacy and supervisor dispositionism. 133 non-supervising crew members at differentdepartments onboard upmarket cruise ships filled in a questionnaire during one of their journeys. Findings show that employees report moderate amounts of job-specific worry and the galley crew reports significantlygreater amounts of worry than the other departments. Results also indicate that cruise ship crews worrysomewhat more than workers in the land based service sector. Furthermore it was found that supervisordispositionism, i.e. supervisors with fixed mindsets, was related to greater amounts of worry among thecrew. Surprisingly, job-specific self-efficacy was unrelated to job-specific worry.
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Keywords

cruise ship, working conditions, job-specific worry, supervisor dispositionism, job-specific self-efficacy

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Title

Worry and its correlates onboard cruise ships

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 64, No 2 (2013)

Pages

95-100

Published online

2013-05-23

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2013;64(2):95-100.

Keywords

cruise ship
working conditions
job-specific worry
supervisor dispositionism
job-specific self-efficacy

Authors

Katharina Wolff
Svein Larsen
Einar Marnburg
Torvald Øgaard

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