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Vol 65, No 2 (2014)
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Submitted: 2014-06-30
Accepted: 2014-06-30
Published online: 2014-06-30
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Purpose in life and work-related stress in mariners. Mediating role of quality of marriage bonds and perceived anxiety

Aleksandra Peplińska, Maria Jeżewska, Irena Leszczyńska, Piotr Połomski
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2014.0019
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International Maritime Health 2014;65(2):87-92.

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Vol 65, No 2 (2014)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Submitted: 2014-06-30
Accepted: 2014-06-30
Published online: 2014-06-30

Abstract

Background: The specific character of mariners’ work is connected with many factors conducive to stress, overload, fatigue and emotional tension, all of which can negatively influence subjective quality of life, including particularly the sense of life’s purpose and meaning. However, over the course of entire life one plays many various roles and takes part in many areas of life which influence one another, both positively and negatively. Undoubtedly one of such areas, essential from the point of fulfilling individual’s important needs, is one’s family and marriage that can function as a crucial factor for neutralising on-the-job problems and tensions.

Aim: The research presented here attempts to verify the relation between stress perceived by mariners and their sense of purpose in life along with the mediating role of marriage quality and anxiety levels.

Materials and methods: A total of 210 mariners working on deep-sea ships were examined. The following research tools were applied in the study: the Purpose in Life Test (PIL), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) and the Questionnaire of Suitable Marriage (KDM).

Results and conclusions: The results arrived at indicate that both marriage satisfaction and anxiety levels can indeed mediate the relation between stress and sense of purpose in life among mariners.

Abstract

Background: The specific character of mariners’ work is connected with many factors conducive to stress, overload, fatigue and emotional tension, all of which can negatively influence subjective quality of life, including particularly the sense of life’s purpose and meaning. However, over the course of entire life one plays many various roles and takes part in many areas of life which influence one another, both positively and negatively. Undoubtedly one of such areas, essential from the point of fulfilling individual’s important needs, is one’s family and marriage that can function as a crucial factor for neutralising on-the-job problems and tensions.

Aim: The research presented here attempts to verify the relation between stress perceived by mariners and their sense of purpose in life along with the mediating role of marriage quality and anxiety levels.

Materials and methods: A total of 210 mariners working on deep-sea ships were examined. The following research tools were applied in the study: the Purpose in Life Test (PIL), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) and the Questionnaire of Suitable Marriage (KDM).

Results and conclusions: The results arrived at indicate that both marriage satisfaction and anxiety levels can indeed mediate the relation between stress and sense of purpose in life among mariners.

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Keywords

work-related stress, quality of life, marital satisfaction, purpose in life

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Title

Purpose in life and work-related stress in mariners. Mediating role of quality of marriage bonds and perceived anxiety

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 65, No 2 (2014)

Article type

Original article

Pages

87-92

Published online

2014-06-30

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2014.0019

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2014;65(2):87-92.

Keywords

work-related stress
quality of life
marital satisfaction
purpose in life

Authors

Aleksandra Peplińska
Maria Jeżewska
Irena Leszczyńska
Piotr Połomski

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