Mental Health of Navy Seamen Going on Long-distance Voyages
NING Shu e (Political Department, Dalian Naval Academy, Dalian 116001, China)
Objective: To explore the mental health of navy seamen going on long distance voyages. Method: 400 veteran seamen and 400 recruits were measured with SSM and NSI. Result: 11% seamen were in abnormal mental state. The total score of SSM in experimental group is significantly higher than that of the control group. The main problems included neurasthenia, depression, anxiety, neurotic personality, coercive syndrome, fear syndrome, psychic syndrome, somatization. Conclusion: Some seamen going on long distance voyages were in poor mental health.