Study of Psychopathic Deviance and Hypomania among Indian Seafarers
Keywords:Indian seafarers, psychopathic deviance, hypomania, mental health.
AbstractSeafarers are amongst occupational groups with the highest risk for stress, a factor known to impact on mental health. Psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, suicide, and alcohol or drug dependence are recognized health problems within the maritime sector. This particular occupation is less explored and researched and not much studies are available on Indian seafarers. This study, therefore, catered to Indian male seafarers. The purpose of this study was to explore relation between Psychopathic deviance and Hypomania. Results showed a weak positive correlation between Psychopathic deviance and Hypomania. 300 male mariners age ranged between 20 and 65 years working in the Indian Maritime industry participated. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-II (MMPI-II) was administered on them, and results of only two scales Psychopathic Deviation and Hypomania were used for this study. The results support the hypothesis showing a weak positive correlation between the two variables. Further studies and discussion on mental health of Asian seafarers can help understand many more concerns that needs to be addressed.
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