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Vol 70, No 4 (2019)
MARITIME MEDICINE Original articles
Published online: 2019-12-24
Submitted: 2019-10-08
Accepted: 2019-11-29
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Daily sleep quality and naval work performance: the role of leadership

Morten Nordmo, Olav Kjellevold Olsen, Jørn Hetland, Roar Espevik, Arnold Bastiaan Bakker, Ståle Pallesen
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2019.0032
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Pubmed: 31891172
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International Maritime Health 2019;70(4):202-209.

open access

Vol 70, No 4 (2019)
MARITIME MEDICINE Original articles
Published online: 2019-12-24
Submitted: 2019-10-08
Accepted: 2019-11-29

Abstract

Background: Poor sleep is a growing concern in naval settings. Previous research has demonstrated that both civilian and military naval work strains sleep quality as well as a negative relationship between sleep quality and crew work performance. Variables moderating this relationship, such as leadership are of interest.

Materials and methods: The present paper investigates how sailors’ daily variations in sleep quality influence self-rated naval work-performance and interacts with perceived daily transformational leadership during a 30-day naval training mission.

Results: Using multi-level analysis, we found significant positive main effects of sleep quality and transformational leadership on naval work performance. Transformational leadership moderated the sleep quality-work performance link. Individuals who experienced higher levels of leadership were less prone to reductions in performance after poor sleep.

Conclusions: Overall, the results suggest that leadership can partly negate some of the reduction in performance that often accompanies poor sleep, and that leadership becomes more important as the crew becomes sleepier

Abstract

Background: Poor sleep is a growing concern in naval settings. Previous research has demonstrated that both civilian and military naval work strains sleep quality as well as a negative relationship between sleep quality and crew work performance. Variables moderating this relationship, such as leadership are of interest.

Materials and methods: The present paper investigates how sailors’ daily variations in sleep quality influence self-rated naval work-performance and interacts with perceived daily transformational leadership during a 30-day naval training mission.

Results: Using multi-level analysis, we found significant positive main effects of sleep quality and transformational leadership on naval work performance. Transformational leadership moderated the sleep quality-work performance link. Individuals who experienced higher levels of leadership were less prone to reductions in performance after poor sleep.

Conclusions: Overall, the results suggest that leadership can partly negate some of the reduction in performance that often accompanies poor sleep, and that leadership becomes more important as the crew becomes sleepier

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Keywords

naval work performance, sleep quality, transformational leadership

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Title

Daily sleep quality and naval work performance: the role of leadership

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 70, No 4 (2019)

Pages

202-209

Published online

2019-12-24

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2019.0032

Pubmed

31891172

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2019;70(4):202-209.

Keywords

naval work performance
sleep quality
transformational leadership

Authors

Morten Nordmo
Olav Kjellevold Olsen
Jørn Hetland
Roar Espevik
Arnold Bastiaan Bakker
Ståle Pallesen

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