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Korneeva Ya.A., Simonova N.N. (2021) The Psychological Adaptation Features of Shift Personnel in the Far North, National Psychological Journal [Natsional’nyy psikhologicheskiy zhurnal], 4 (44), 39–52. doi: 10.11621/npj.2021.0406


Fly-in-fl y-out personnel in the Far North are exposed to extreme climatic, geographic, and production factors, and also remain in conditions of group isolation, which makes demands on fly-in-fly-out worker’ body that oft en exceed its reserves. The full adaptation impossibility is associated with unfavorable functional states of workers, which lead to a decrease in the level of mental health, productivity and work efficiency. Job tasks of workers in various industries differ in physical and physiological stress and in the degree of harmful production factors expression. The purpose of this study is to identify and describe the psychological adaptation features in fly-in-fly-out personnel in industrial enterprises of the Far North. The study involved 145 fly-in-fly-out workers of oil, gas, and diamond mining industries in the Far North, 82 fly-in-fly-out builders in the south of the Russian Federation, who were a comparison group to identify the psychological adaptation features of fly-in-fly-out personnel in the Far North. Research methods are psychophysiological and psychological testing aimed at diagnosing conscious self-regulation of voluntary human activity and subjective control as key characteristics of psychological adaptation of workers. The results obtained allow us to conclude about the similarity of psychological characteristics that contribute to the successful adaptation of fly-in-fly-out personnel, regardless of the region where the industrial facility is located. These include internality in the areas of achievement, failure, family relationships, health and illness, as well as modeling, performance evaluation, and autonomy as regulatory processes. At the same time, their expression is specific, depending on the region of the object location and the industry.

Received: 12/06/2021
Accepted: 12/12/2021
Pages: 63-74
DOI: 10.11621/npj.2021.0406

Sections: Psychology of Labor and Engineering Psychology;


Keywords: fly-in-fly-out work method; psychological adaptation; regulatory processes; self-regulation; locus of control; functional state

Available Online 30.12.2021


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