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Effect of bullying on mental health of mariners

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Sardar, A ORCID: 0000-0002-6686-7702 and Sardar, H 2017 , 'Effect of bullying on mental health of mariners', in Proceedings of the 18th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities (Global Perspectives in MET: Towards Sustainable, Green and Integrated Maritime Transport) , Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Bulgaria, pp. 421-425 .

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Abstract

Due to unpredictable conditions, seafaring is depicted as the most hazardous occupation on the earth. In addition, working condition of sailors is brimming with stressors and unfriendly climate conditions, for example, disconnection from family and companions, high employment pressures and more work load. These stressors prompt poor mental health of Seafarers. Seafarer confront fatigue and stress, danger from piracy, bullying and harassment. They also work long hours without enough rest and also face fear of theft. These symptoms could lead to depression, nervousness, anxiety and to suicide in rare cases. Suicide have annihilating outcomes, for seafarer's families as well as for colleagues and the organizations who give them employment. The aim of an article is to review the data on the effect of bullying on mental health of Mariners, so to propose a suggestion to enhance the psychological wellness of seafarers.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:Sardar, A and Sardar, H
Keywords: seafarer, mental health, bullying and psychological problems
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 18th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities (Global Perspectives in MET: Towards Sustainable, Green and Integrated Maritime Transport)
Publisher: Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy
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Copyright 2017 Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy – Varna, Bulgaria

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