A Study on the Professional Consciousness of Crew based on the Characteristics of Demography and On-board Working

선원 개인적 특성과 승선근무 특성에 따른 선원직업의식에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2018.05.09
  • Accepted : 2018.08.30
  • Published : 2018.08.31


This study examined the significance of the crew's professional consciousness and sought to clarify the differences in the professional consciousness of crew by considering biographical characteristics of the crew and onboard working situations, which were expected to influence the professional consciousness of crew. The empirical analysis showed the crew's individual characteristics such as age, marital status, position in ship organization and nationality significantly influenced professional consciousness. The comparison in the differences of professional consciousness level among crew's nationalities showed that the professional consciousness of Filipino crew was the highest, and in the descending order of Indonesia, Myanmar, Chinese, and South Korea. The analysis results of other variables of on-board working characteristics showed that as crew's satisfaction of welfare increased, crew's professional consciousness increased, whereas the feeling of isolation from home and society had a statistically significant negative (-) impact on crew's professional consciousness. Furthermore, the analysis of multinational crew manning characteristics stated that cross-cultural acceptance did not have a statistically significant impact on the crew's professional consciousness, while cross-cultural adaptability had a statistically significant impact. This study emphasize the importance of the crew's professional consciousness and suggest how to enhance it, which allows crew to continue their career with the charm and pride of their profession.


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