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Vol 64, No 4 (2013)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Published online: 2013-12-17
Submitted: 2013-12-17
Accepted: 2013-12-17
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Stress and the level of perceived anxiety among mariners: the mediating role of marital satisfaction

Aleksandra Peplińska, Maria Jeżewska, Irena Leszczyńska, Piotr Połomski
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2013.0008
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International Maritime Health 2013;64(4):221-225.

open access

Vol 64, No 4 (2013)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Published online: 2013-12-17
Submitted: 2013-12-17
Accepted: 2013-12-17

Abstract

The challenges of professional life are becoming more and more demanding on people’s private life, especially if a given profession requires many sacrifices and has negative consequences for one’s physicaland psychological health, as is the case of professional mariners. The purpose of this study is to attempt to verify the correlation between the quality of emotional bonds, manifested in marital satisfaction, and the level of stress and anxiety perceived by mariners. The study encompasses 210 mariners working on seagoing ships. The following research tools were employed for the purpose of the study: State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Stress Experience Questionnaire (PS) and Well-matched Marriage Questionnaire (KDM). The results indicate that marital satisfaction is correlated with the level of stress and anxiety among mariners, constituting a stress inhibitor.

Abstract

The challenges of professional life are becoming more and more demanding on people’s private life, especially if a given profession requires many sacrifices and has negative consequences for one’s physicaland psychological health, as is the case of professional mariners. The purpose of this study is to attempt to verify the correlation between the quality of emotional bonds, manifested in marital satisfaction, and the level of stress and anxiety perceived by mariners. The study encompasses 210 mariners working on seagoing ships. The following research tools were employed for the purpose of the study: State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Stress Experience Questionnaire (PS) and Well-matched Marriage Questionnaire (KDM). The results indicate that marital satisfaction is correlated with the level of stress and anxiety among mariners, constituting a stress inhibitor.
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Keywords

seafaring, mariners, work-related stress, marital satisfaction, family and work

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Title

Stress and the level of perceived anxiety among mariners: the mediating role of marital satisfaction

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 64, No 4 (2013)

Pages

221-225

Published online

2013-12-17

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2013.0008

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2013;64(4):221-225.

Keywords

seafaring
mariners
work-related stress
marital satisfaction
family and work

Authors

Aleksandra Peplińska
Maria Jeżewska
Irena Leszczyńska
Piotr Połomski

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