Dataset for Female Officers on board

Published: 9 October 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/4ffk2hbz32.1
Jose R Cordon


This is the data to the paper "Female Officers on Board. Present Situation and Perspectives." in August 2019. If you want more updated dataset, please email to the author: This paper is based on a survey answered by 151 female officers from 18 countries. This survey comprises the following areas: Socio-Demographic, Labour, Work-Life Balance, Leadership Style, Harassment situations and an open section where they can express their ideas. Title and description can be found on the first row. A questionnaire was developed by a team of psychologists and seafarers (both women and men), divided in several sections comprising questions regarding: 1. Socio-Demographic factors: such as age, marital status, type of contract, position on board, qualification, experience and environmental components. 2. Labour factors: discrimination perceived, support, some questions about the feelings of having to perform better than male officers, stressing factors, different treatment for being a woman and family tradition. 3. Work-Life Balance: with questions about motherhood, family life, relations, work satisfaction, relationships on board, etc. 4. Leadership Style: this section tries to identify any dissimilar behaviour within colleagues, port staff and subordinates because of gender differences, focusing on leadership characteristics. 5. Harassment Situations: clear or veiled situations of harassment from superiors, colleagues or any other. The use of a masculine behaviour. The ability to handle unpleasant situations. 6. Finally, a free section for suggestions. The survey is currently online, so it is accessible at . It is our intention to leave it online as long as possible and to keep getting answers. The items are five-point Likert type scale, ranging from never to always, or strongly disagree to totally agree, when applicable. The software used was the Google Docs platform


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Universidad de Cadiz


Psychology, Navigation, Applied Ergonomics, Maritime Ergonomics, Woman, Workplace