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The impact of Fly-in/Fly-out work on well-being and work-life satisfaction

Gent, Vanessa (2004) The impact of Fly-in/Fly-out work on well-being and work-life satisfaction. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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The move away from non-residential based oil and gas and mining operations to a working system in which workers commute to and from major capital cities at the beginning and end of their roster is becoming increasingly common in the resource industry in Australia and in particular Western Australia (Shrimpton & Storey, 1991) This type of working regime usually involves workers doing ten to twelve hour shifts for between one and six-week periods at a time Few studies have examined the impact of fly-in/fly-out work from the perspective of the worker FIFO workers from the mining and offshore oil and gas industries in Western Australia (n= 132) completed a paper - based survey examining, Job satisfaction, life satisfaction, relationship satisfaction and areas workers identified as being specific to their lifestyle such as the interface between home and family while away Results indicated FIFO had a negative impact on Job, life and most areas of relationship satisfaction This impact was exacerbated if workers were doing uneven shifts that were longer than two weeks and had young children These results suggest there was a spillover from Job to life and relationships.

Publication Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology
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Supervisor: Freeman, Melanie
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/40933
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