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Behav. Sci. 2018, 8(9), 84; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs8090084

Analysis of Psychological Risks in the Professional Activities of Oil and Gas Workers in the Far North of the Russian Federation

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Department of Psychology, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk 163002, Russia
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Laboratory of Labor Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Moscow 125009, Russia
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Received: 30 August 2018 / Revised: 17 September 2018 / Accepted: 17 September 2018 / Published: 19 September 2018
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The professional activity in shifts in the Arctic contributes to the development of unfavorable functional status and destructive personal qualities of workers, which leads to a decrease in the level of mental health and efficiency of labor activity. The reference to the risk-oriented approach is conditioned by the need to predict the professional efficiency of shift personnel. The purpose of this study is to determine the psychological risks of oil and gas workers with a shift work organization in the Arctic. The study involved 70 oil and gas workers. The research methods were used as follows: documentation study, work process monitoring, questionnaire survey, psychophysiological and psychological testing, and statistical analysis methods: descriptive statistics—conjugacy tables with calculation of Pearson’s criterion, two-stage cluster, dispersion, and discriminant analyzes. As a result of this research, it was established that oil and gas workers characterized by different combinations of character accentuations would have different psychological risks, and, consequently, different approaches to their psychological support are needed. View Full-Text
Keywords: psychological risk; shift work; oil and gas production; functional status; character accentuation; adaptation psychological risk; shift work; oil and gas production; functional status; character accentuation; adaptation
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Korneeva, Y.; Simonova, N. Analysis of Psychological Risks in the Professional Activities of Oil and Gas Workers in the Far North of the Russian Federation. Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 84.

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