Analysis of Psychosocial Environment and Its Management Onboard A Merchant Ship
Sunil Kumar, Adikesavan (2011) Analysis of Psychosocial Environment and Its Management Onboard A Merchant Ship. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
This report analyses the health, safety and psychosocial work environment and its management on board a merchant ship – M.T.Orchids. On field study is done onboard the merchant ship in order to understand the existing practices onboard the ship using questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, observation and documentary analysis as research techniques. The study specifically looks at analyzing the gaps between the documented procedures and the actual followed procedures onboard the ship. This study shows a significant gap between the documented procedures and the followed practices. It indicated that the factors that caused but not limited to be complex procedures, need for training, seafarer’s job insecurity, lack of organizational support and low-trust work environment.
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