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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Stress and Flight Crew Reply with quote

Stress and Flight Crew

Any changes in personal circumstances such as divorce, marital separation, difficult family affairs or financial difficulties can be a source of life stress and can form part of any pilots emotional "carry on baggage". Flight crew are particularly susceptible to these stressors. For example, long periods away from home and job insecurity caused by regular medical and proficiency checks can contribute to a feeling of stress. In addition, there are constant commercial pressures, real or imagined, such as the need to stick to deadlines, be economically conscious, and always project the right "image" to passengers and other operational staff. This cocktail of issues, when not dealt with properly, can lead to job dissatisfaction, reduced work effectiveness, behavioural changes, health damage and in some cases depression ...
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