Managing Work and Relationships at 35,000 Feet: A Practical Guide for Making Personal Life Fit Aircrew Shift Work, Jetlag, and Absences from Home

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Karnac Books, Jan 1, 2009 - Psychology - 107 pages
Aircrew are in many ways a unique occupational group. Their frequent travels across the world often result in long periods away from partners, family, and friends at home. When this is compounded by irregular patterns of work and difficulties with planning ahead, there is a consequential lack of investment in personal living. This book provides a range of practical guidelines on how to overcome aircrew work-life inferences and offers an in-depth consideration of the various aspects of aircrew lifestyle that can challenge a person's emotional wellbeing.
 

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Contents

Stereotypes and the media
2
Contributing factors
17
Hours of work
18
CHAPTER THREE
31
Low work control
44
Maintaining a partnership
59
CHAPTER SEVEN
77
Cabin humidity
80
CHAPTER EIGHT
97
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Carina Eriksen is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with many years experience of the Cabin Crew profession. She holds a BSc Honours in Psychology, a Master's degree in Psychology from London Metropolitan University and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Working in the NHS as well as in private practice, she provides therapy to adults, adolescents, children, and families drawing on her speciality within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic orientations. She also offers psychological support within organizational settings, including stress management and work-life conflict. She is a visiting lecturer on the MSc in Air Transport Management at City University and has worked as a long haul cabin crew member for a major UK airline for nearly 11 years. Her work has been published in books and scientific journals. She is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society.

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