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Vol 66, No 2 (2015)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Published online: 2015-06-18
Submitted: 2015-06-18
Accepted: 2015-06-18
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Descriptive study of job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction in a sample of Croatian seafarers

Ana Slišković, Zvjezdan Penezić
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2015.0023
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Pubmed: 26119680
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International Maritime Health 2015;66(2):97-105.

open access

Vol 66, No 2 (2015)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Published online: 2015-06-18
Submitted: 2015-06-18
Accepted: 2015-06-18

Abstract

Background: Given the general lack of studies on well-being in Croatian seafarers, the aim of this study was to determine the level and sources of their job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction.

Materials and methods: This descriptive study was conducted on a sample of Croatian seafarers (n = 530), employed in various functions on cargo ships. Using an online survey, we examined overall job satisfaction, and satisfaction with some specific aspects of work. Participants additionally responded to two open questions relating to the sources of their job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction, and these data were analysed using a qualitative approach.

Results and conclusions: The results showed a moderate level of overall job satisfaction, while analysis of the 10 specific facets indicated that the participants are, on average, most satisfied with payment, and least satisfied with the achieved benefits and work organisation on board. The results of the qualitative analysis showed that among the main sources of job satisfaction are: financial stability and security, the ratio of work days to days off, and the quality of days off, and the nature and dynamics of the work. On the other hand, sources of dissatisfaction relate primarily to: separation from home and family, the status of Croatian seafarers in the Republic of Croatia, and working and living conditions on board.  

Abstract

Background: Given the general lack of studies on well-being in Croatian seafarers, the aim of this study was to determine the level and sources of their job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction.

Materials and methods: This descriptive study was conducted on a sample of Croatian seafarers (n = 530), employed in various functions on cargo ships. Using an online survey, we examined overall job satisfaction, and satisfaction with some specific aspects of work. Participants additionally responded to two open questions relating to the sources of their job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction, and these data were analysed using a qualitative approach.

Results and conclusions: The results showed a moderate level of overall job satisfaction, while analysis of the 10 specific facets indicated that the participants are, on average, most satisfied with payment, and least satisfied with the achieved benefits and work organisation on board. The results of the qualitative analysis showed that among the main sources of job satisfaction are: financial stability and security, the ratio of work days to days off, and the quality of days off, and the nature and dynamics of the work. On the other hand, sources of dissatisfaction relate primarily to: separation from home and family, the status of Croatian seafarers in the Republic of Croatia, and working and living conditions on board.  

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Keywords

Croatian seafarers, well-being, job satisfaction, job dissatisfaction

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Title

Descriptive study of job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction in a sample of Croatian seafarers

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 66, No 2 (2015)

Pages

97-105

Published online

2015-06-18

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2015.0023

Pubmed

26119680

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2015;66(2):97-105.

Keywords

Croatian seafarers
well-being
job satisfaction
job dissatisfaction

Authors

Ana Slišković
Zvjezdan Penezić

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