@article{Lileikis_2023, author = {Lileikis, Saulius}, title = {Psychological Internalization of Marine Self-Concept During Studies and on Board}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {17}, number = {4}, pages = {935-941}, year = {2023}, url = {./Article_Psychological_Internalization_of_Lileikis,68,1365.html}, abstract = {A seafarer’s personality is based on three distinct stages in the psychological development of his/her marine self-concept, including self-esteem, i.e., before his/her maritime studies, during maritime studies, and at the time of professional practice on board. In order to be able to work safely on board, a seafarer should be a leader with the necessary marine self-concept, the formation of which is a didactic mission of the MET institutions. The psychological internalization of the marine self-concept of future seafarers, as a value, is analyzed in the pilot study on a cognitive, emotional, and behavioral level with regard to the stages mentioned. Before studying seafaring young people perceive the sea in the direction of recreation and spiritual knowledge. The self-esteem of those who do not raise questions of self-knowledge is not strong. During their studies, maritime students seek professional meaning for themselves in respect of the sea. Their academic feelings are positive, their activities are more mature, and their self-esteem improves. The marine self-concept of the future seafarers during their professional practice on board is dynamic, as they get to know themselves and their suitability for work, try out things and achieve their own professional goals. They feel contentment, pride, and self-worth, as well as safety-related aspirations. Their activities become more appropriate and reliable, and their self-esteem is improved.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.17.04.20}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Shipping, Internalization, Psychology, Self-concept, Studies, Students, Feelings, Self-esteem} }