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Vol 72, No 2 (2021)
Original article
Submitted: 2021-02-17
Accepted: 2021-03-18
Published online: 2021-06-28
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Quest for life satisfaction in the sea of loneliness

Sagaljit Kaur Sekhon1, Manjari Srivastava2
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2021.0021
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Pubmed: 34212352
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International Maritime Health 2021;72(2):121-128.
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  1. Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies, Khalsa College Campus, King Circle, Matunga, Mumbai, India
  2. SVKMs Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, India

open access

Vol 72, No 2 (2021)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Submitted: 2021-02-17
Accepted: 2021-03-18
Published online: 2021-06-28

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate whether workplace loneliness is related to life satisfaction of seafarers on board deep-sea going cargo ships and to determine whether there exist differences in experienced workplace loneliness and life satisfaction between officers and ratings.
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional research design was used to assess the variables in a sample of 521 seafarers sailing on foreign going vessels.
Results: The findings showed that workplace loneliness was an important dimension for determining life satisfaction. As for the differences in the experienced loneliness, the findings show that there is a difference between officers and ratings. The findings support the theory of need for belongingness, which emphasizes the importance of interpersonal relations at work in understanding the well-being among workers.
Conclusions: This study is of practical significance to ship owners and ship managers, where they can use the findings to implement interventions for improving the individual’s life satisfaction.

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate whether workplace loneliness is related to life satisfaction of seafarers on board deep-sea going cargo ships and to determine whether there exist differences in experienced workplace loneliness and life satisfaction between officers and ratings.
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional research design was used to assess the variables in a sample of 521 seafarers sailing on foreign going vessels.
Results: The findings showed that workplace loneliness was an important dimension for determining life satisfaction. As for the differences in the experienced loneliness, the findings show that there is a difference between officers and ratings. The findings support the theory of need for belongingness, which emphasizes the importance of interpersonal relations at work in understanding the well-being among workers.
Conclusions: This study is of practical significance to ship owners and ship managers, where they can use the findings to implement interventions for improving the individual’s life satisfaction.

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Keywords

workplace loneliness, life satisfaction, rank, seafarers

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Title

Quest for life satisfaction in the sea of loneliness

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 72, No 2 (2021)

Article type

Original article

Pages

121-128

Published online

2021-06-28

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2021.0021

Pubmed

34212352

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International Maritime Health 2021;72(2):121-128.

Keywords

workplace loneliness
life satisfaction
rank
seafarers

Authors

Sagaljit Kaur Sekhon
Manjari Srivastava

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