HEALTH AND LIFE QUALITY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TURKISH FLEET SEAFARERS AT WORKING IN INTERNATIONAL AND NEAR COASTAL VOYAGE


Yazır D.

Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Denizcilik Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.13, no.2, pp.197-230, 2021 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Denizcilik Fakültesi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-230

Abstract

Seafarers' working standards are heavier, and the time spent at sea reveals the differences in health and quality of life as the most critical elements with the vital role of the time element in the distance. It is thought that depression is one of the most important psychological effects of the problems experienced by seafarers who travel far or close distances at certain distances. Depression is one of the significant health problems of seafarers. In the literature, age, weight, height, time spent on board, marital status, child status, habit, education level, maritime experience, last duty on board, ship type, and income status are the variables that used to determine the difference in depression and quality of life. Ships also have limited communication opportunities, and the same environment and the situations in which they live cause events such as limited quality of life. In this study, in the awareness of depression, the seafarers’ quality of life is also demonstrated by taking precautions against the situations they experienced and experienced. In addition, the difference in the quality of life of the seafarers, depending on the health and working conditions of the ships, which are the working environment, are evaluated, and recommendations are made to improve the current conditions. As a result, although few factors are affecting the difference in depression levels and quality of life, it has been observed that many psychological factors are affecting the quality of life in the literature.