Psychoemotional state rotation worker in the Arctic

Theme 5. Other
Session Name 5.9 Work in the Arctic
Location IT106
Presentation Type Poster
Presenter Ruslan Kochkin
Author(s) Tatiana Popova (*Arctic Research Center of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district, Salekhard, Russian Federation), Vladimir Kulganov (** Saint-Petersburg state University, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation), Andrei Lobanov (*Arctic Research Center of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district, Salekhard, Russian Federation), Ruslan Kochkin (*Arctic Research Center of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district, Salekhard, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

Introduction: The shift method of labor organization plays a significant role in the development of the gas industry of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The issue of psychological well-being of the person influencing on success of work activity, social well-being and health in General remains important.


Methods: Polled 120 men, whose activities take place in the mode of inter-regional watch, arrived from the middle and southern Russia and 53 people working in the mode of the regional watch, permanently residing in Nadym. The aim of the study was to assess the psycho-emotional state of shift workers. Stress scale (L. Reeder, 1986) and depression scale (W. K. Zung, 1988) were used to identify adverse factors affecting the psycho-emotional state and health of these people.


Results: Studies have shown that reduced emotional background, depression and increased irritability were more often noted by employees of the interregional watch, compared with specialists working in the same climatic zone (P=0.05). The following factors contributing to the formation of emotional discomfort in inter-regional shift workers were revealed: stress in everyday life was noted 1.7 times more often; anxiety associated with labor activity was noted by the overwhelming majority of men of inter-regional watch (77%). Professional stress (66%) is the leading factor for employees within the regional watch. Family-related stresses were observed 1.4 times more often. Communicative stresses and exhaustion of vital forces were revealed with equal frequency.


Conclusion: The need for timely correction of psycho-emotional tension shift workers as a group or individually.