Analysing the effects of working period on psychophysiological states of seafarers

Ozsever B., Tavacıoğlu L.

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HEALTH, vol.69, no.2, pp.84-93, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/imh.2018.0013
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-93
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Human factor has become a critical issue due to the fact that all operational processes in maritime transportation have been accelerated with technological innovations. Irregular and long working hours, rapid change of working environments and other organisational and/or individual factors have negative impact on the performance of the seafarers as well as other transportation workers and/or shift workers. Seafarers working under the influence of these stressor factors, naturally, are affected from psychophysiological and cognitive aspects, which in return decrease their overall performances. The study mainly aimed to investigate which of the above mentioned affecting factors had greater impact on seafarers' performances.