Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2013, 83-93

Preliminary Communication

Some Correlates of Life Satisfaction in Seamen

Zvjezdan Penezić - Department of Psychology, University of Zadar, Zadar
Ana  Slišković - Department of Psychology, University of Zadar, Zadar
Daria Kevrić -

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With regard to the specific working conditions and a large number of specific work stressors with which modern seamen are faced, negative outcomes at their psychophysical wellbeing can be expected. However, this group of employees was relatively left out from the research in the field of occupational stress and job satisfaction, especially in our region, so this study is primarily intended to deepen the knowledge in this area. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between personality traits, social and emotional loneliness, depression, stress, job satisfaction and some socio-demographic characteristics with life satisfaction in seamen. The study included 85 participants. A significant positive correlation was found between life satisfaction and extraversion, agreeableness, emotional stability and intellect, while the correlation of life satisfaction and depression, stress, social loneliness, loneliness in love and loneliness in family is significantly negative. Length of work service and current location of subjects did not significantly differentiate the tested individual characteristics, while participants with different types of contract significantly differed only in the loneliness in love variable. Finally, depression and stress were found to be negatively significant, while job satisfaction and agreeableness were positively significant predictors of life satisfaction in a group of seamen.

seamen, life satisfaction, occupational stress, depression, loneliness, personality traits

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