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    Positive psychology and well-being at sea

    McVeigh, Joanne and MacLachlan, Malcolm and Stilz, Ralf and Cox, Henriette and Doyle, Niamh and Fraser, Niamh and Dyer, Marianne (2017) Positive psychology and well-being at sea. In: Maritime psychology: Research in organizational and health behavior at sea. Springer International Publishing, pp. 19-47. ISBN 9783319454283

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    This chapter explores positive psychology as an approach to enhancing well-being at sea. To date, the application of positive psychology concepts, interventions and training to the maritime context has been explored only to a limited degree. This chapter commences with a discussion of the seafaring context. The ship as an isolated and confined environment, a safety-critical organization, and as a fusion of maritime-specific stressors is considered. Next, the field of positive psychology—its conception and previous applications—is discussed. Along these lines, the field of positive organizational psychology and the newly emerging field of positive organizational behavior are explored, with a particular focus on psychological capital, including resilience, as a core conduct of positive organizational behavior. Ensuing these sections is a discussion of the contexts in which positive psychology has previously been applied to promote well-being at sea. To conclude, rationale for future research and key research questions are presented.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Cite as: McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., Stilz, R., Cox, H., Doyle, N., Fraser, A., & Dyer, M. (2017). Positive psychology and well-being at sea. In M. MacLachlan (Ed.), Maritime psychology: Research in organizational and health behavior at sea (pp. 19-47). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
    Keywords: Positive psychology; Positive organizational psychology; Psychological capital; Resilience; Maritime Well-being; Stress;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10594
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    Depositing User: Joanne McVeigh
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 11:32
    Publisher: Springer International Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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