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Vol 66, No 4 (2015)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Published online: 2015-12-22
Submitted: 2015-12-22
Accepted: 2015-12-22
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Quality of life at sea in Polish seafarer’s evaluation

Maria Jeżewska, Marta Grubman-Nowak, Joanna Moryś
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2015.0046
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Pubmed: 26726896
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International Maritime Health 2015;66(4):247-251.

open access

Vol 66, No 4 (2015)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Published online: 2015-12-22
Submitted: 2015-12-22
Accepted: 2015-12-22

Abstract

Background: Work at sea is highly burdening, hazardous and stressful. Environmental, physical, and psychosociological factors have a great impact on the seafarer’s quality of life and work. The research is a part of a broader psychological project performed on people working at sea in Poland during a period of 2011–2014.

Materials and methods: This report presents the self-evaluation of life quality conducted by a total of 1,700 Polish seafarers who took part in the study. The average age of the group was 45. Following methods were used: WHOQOL-BREF and the “Survey for people working at sea”.

Results: Polish seafarers gave the highest rates to their social relationships (16.27), then the psychological functioning (15.62), and environment (15.51). The physical domain gave the lowest rates (14.63).

Conclusions: The results have shown that quality of life of Polish seafarers is quite high.

Abstract

Background: Work at sea is highly burdening, hazardous and stressful. Environmental, physical, and psychosociological factors have a great impact on the seafarer’s quality of life and work. The research is a part of a broader psychological project performed on people working at sea in Poland during a period of 2011–2014.

Materials and methods: This report presents the self-evaluation of life quality conducted by a total of 1,700 Polish seafarers who took part in the study. The average age of the group was 45. Following methods were used: WHOQOL-BREF and the “Survey for people working at sea”.

Results: Polish seafarers gave the highest rates to their social relationships (16.27), then the psychological functioning (15.62), and environment (15.51). The physical domain gave the lowest rates (14.63).

Conclusions: The results have shown that quality of life of Polish seafarers is quite high.

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Keywords

quality of life, work at sea, psychosocial factors, work quality

About this article
Title

Quality of life at sea in Polish seafarer’s evaluation

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 66, No 4 (2015)

Pages

247-251

Published online

2015-12-22

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2015.0046

Pubmed

26726896

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2015;66(4):247-251.

Keywords

quality of life
work at sea
psychosocial factors
work quality

Authors

Maria Jeżewska
Marta Grubman-Nowak
Joanna Moryś

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