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Investigating the Seafaring Intentions of Nautical Science Majored Undergraduates in Mainland China
|Authors: ||Wan-Ping Lin;Jiunn-Liang Guo;Yi-Ju Hsieh;Hsiao-Ting Lee;Chi-Chun Chang|
|Contributors: ||NTOU:Department of Merchant Marine|
Seafarers;Willingness to work aboard;Social cognitive career theory;Social context
|Issue Date: ||2015-05-19T06:38:50Z
|Publisher: ||Maritime Quarterly|
While the number of Mainland Chinese seafarers has increased from 200,000 to 570,000 over the past four years, conversely, the number of Taiwanese crewswork on merchant ships has decreased gradually. Taiwanese shipping companies prefer employing Mainland Chinese crews. This study intends to investigate the undergraduate students, willingness to work on board in the nautical science departments in the Wuhan University of Technology in China, as well as factors influencing their willingness to work on board. Based on the research model of social cognitive career theory, this study collected data via questionnaires distributed to nautical science majored undergraduates at Wuhan University of Technology. Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypothesized model. The results showed that self-efficacy had a direct effect on students, willingness to work aboard among navigation majored undergraduates. Students, social context had an indirect effect on thier willingness to work aboard through self-efficacy. As for marine engineering majored undergraduates, this research found that the social context had a direct effect on their willingness to work aboard. Implications from the research findings are provided for Taiwanese shipping companies in the recruitment of seafarers.
|Relation: ||24(1), pp.91-113|
|Appears in Collections:||[商船學系] 期刊論文|
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