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Vol 65, No 3 (2014)
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Submitted: 2014-09-26
Accepted: 2014-09-26
Published online: 2014-09-26
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Personality determinants of health behaviours of merchant navy officers

Mariusz Lipowski, Małgorzata Lipowska, Aleksandra Peplińska, Maria Jeżewska
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2014.0030
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International Maritime Health 2014;65(3):158-165.

open access

Vol 65, No 3 (2014)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Submitted: 2014-09-26
Accepted: 2014-09-26
Published online: 2014-09-26

Abstract

Background and aim: An individual’s health behaviours are highly correlated with selected areas of their personality as well as their values, needs and goals. However, this relationship may be modified by a number of objective factors associated with the individual’s functioning, lifestyle or occupational activity. The main objective of the presented study was to investigate the relationship between personality profiles and health behaviours of merchant navy officers.

Materials and methods: The influences of personality on health behaviours were additionally compared between two groups: mariners and managers. Thirty-two seafarers of an officer rank and 45 managers aged between 29 and 48 took part in the study. Three research tools were used: NEO-Five Factor Inventory, Health Behaviour Inventory and Inventory of Physical Activity Objectives.

Results and conclusions: Results suggest that selected personality variables are significant predictors of individual aspects of health behaviour, however the strength of their influence may differ, depending on the peculiarities of the performed work.

Abstract

Background and aim: An individual’s health behaviours are highly correlated with selected areas of their personality as well as their values, needs and goals. However, this relationship may be modified by a number of objective factors associated with the individual’s functioning, lifestyle or occupational activity. The main objective of the presented study was to investigate the relationship between personality profiles and health behaviours of merchant navy officers.

Materials and methods: The influences of personality on health behaviours were additionally compared between two groups: mariners and managers. Thirty-two seafarers of an officer rank and 45 managers aged between 29 and 48 took part in the study. Three research tools were used: NEO-Five Factor Inventory, Health Behaviour Inventory and Inventory of Physical Activity Objectives.

Results and conclusions: Results suggest that selected personality variables are significant predictors of individual aspects of health behaviour, however the strength of their influence may differ, depending on the peculiarities of the performed work.

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Keywords

seafarers, personality, health behaviour, physical activity

About this article
Title

Personality determinants of health behaviours of merchant navy officers

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 65, No 3 (2014)

Article type

Original article

Pages

158-165

Published online

2014-09-26

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2014.0030

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2014;65(3):158-165.

Keywords

seafarers
personality
health behaviour
physical activity

Authors

Mariusz Lipowski
Małgorzata Lipowska
Aleksandra Peplińska
Maria Jeżewska

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