Maritime Health Research and Education-NET/Students Research Projects 1

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Title Maritime students wellbeing measured by the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ12)
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Brief description of the proposed project Background

Stress among students is well known but a suspected excess study related to stress and stress among maritime students has so far been studied little. The GHQ12 survey in the maritime schools completes part of the diagnostics of a global mental health program at the schools and workplaces, also related to the WHO program: The WHO health-promoting school framework for improving the health and well-being for students.


To evaluate the well-being of the maritime students and to evaluate the precautions taken by the maritime schools. To evaluate bullying, sexual harassment, tobacco and alcohol and their suggestions for improving. The students can use it for their thesis at the schools. The results can also be used in teaching about the working environment. Together with the students, the management can use the results to propose and implement concrete improvements to the educational programs.

Research questions How is:
  1. The maritime student's mental health risk – seen from a literature study
  2. Mental health risk levels based on the questionnaires GHQ12 in the age groups?
  3. Differences among the maritime students, other students and older seafarers (where data exists)
  4. Bullying, sexual harassment, tobacco and alcohol and their suggestions for improving.
Project objectives
  1. Systematic literature review on maritime students mental health risk indicators
  2. Collect and analyse the data from a questionnaire specific questions
  3. Analysis of data General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ12)
  4. Compare results for the maritime students with other students
  5. Give proposals for prevention in the schools based on the scientific literature

Project methodology

  1. Systematic literature review (PRISMA)
  2. Epidemiological, analysis of secondary data report (STROBE*)
  3. The variables include demographic indicators on the person, age, gender, nationality, types of ship, work areas onboard, job-position, officer/non-officer, and the GHQ12 questions
Research population A sample of fishermen/seafarer students who answered the questionnaire
Type of project: Descriptive, cross-sectional epidemiological analysis of questionnaire data and literature study
What kind of support can you provide to our students? office space

office space plus a PC

Supervision for the study and thesis writing

Research methodological training

A test data set for analysis is ready and new data to be collected

Project start
Other comments *STROBE is the international guide for systematic reporting of studies