The Impact of Covid 19 Pandemic on Maritime Students’ Perceptions of Their Profession

Karaca İ., Söner Ö.

Journal of Maritime Transport and Logistics, vol.3, no.1, pp.17-24, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has formed a global impact in many sectors. It is a notable fact that the maritime industry, which is a respectable part of the global supply chain, is also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with these, it is though that there are radical changes in the education sector with the COVID-19 pandemic. That These changes exist, when combined with the changes of COVID-19 in the sector, is created a considerable impact on maritime students' perceptions of their profession. In this study, it is aimed to investigate the effect of COVID-19 on students' occupational perceptions. On this paper, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on maritime students’ perceptions of their profession is investigated using the Five Point Likert Type Survey method. Recent developments resulting from COVID-19 have led to a renewed interest in maritime students’ perceptions of their profession. Accordingly, the study provides a better understanding of maritime students' opinions in order to help maritime regulatory bodies construct future policies that best match seafarer needs