WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 405–423 | Cite as

Different people, different strokes: comparison of job and personal resources across diverse employee demography in the shipping industry

  • Santoshi SenguptaEmail author
  • Aarti Sharma
  • Alok Goel
  • Mridul Dharwal


In the recent times, it has become critical for the shipping companies to manage the diversity of people and gauge the extent to which they experience job resources and exhibit personal resources. The paper analyses if there exists a difference in the job and personal resources across various demographic factors. The comparison of these resources can aid in capitalizing on the human assets by managing diversity in the shipping companies. Analysis of data collected from 351 marine employees revealed significant differences, thus implying the fact that different people have different experiences of their job resources and exhibit different personal resources, despite being at the same job. The present study illuminates the existing theoretical foundations regarding job and personal resources in the shipping industry and this can help practitioners to take robust recruitment and selection decisions.


Employee demography Job resources Personal resources Shipping industry 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jaypee Institute of Information TechnologyNoidaIndia
  2. 2.School of Business StudiesSharda UniversityGreater NoidaIndia
  3. 3.Human Resource Development CenterCSIRGhaziabadIndia

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