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Document ID (ISN)54465
CIS number 90-1746
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sutherland K.M., Flin R.H.
Title Stress at sea: A review of working conditions in the offshore oil and fishing industries
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1989, Vol.3, No.3, p.269-285. Bibl.
Abstract This paper reviews the literature available on the psychosocial aspects of the offshore oil and fishing industries. Both work sectors present unique problems for their employees and these are discussed with reference to risk and safety, accidents and injuries, occupational stressors, marriage and family life, noise, alcohol and drug abuse and personality. The paper concludes that although both occupations are intrinsically different, some psychosocial similarities can be observed.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; psychology and sociology; mental health; offshore oil extraction; mental stress; fishing; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; occupational accidents; social aspects; job dissatisfaction; risk factors; drug dependence
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Psychological factors
Fishing
Alcohol and drug abuse