عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: This purpose of study was comparison of optimism, job satisfaction and quality of work life of seafarers and onshore staff of National Iranian Tanker Company. Method: The study utilized descriptive Casual comparison design and the statistic population of the study included all seafarers of National Iranian Tanker Company in the spring of 1394 with the quantity of 2400, and all male onshore staff of National Iranian Tanker Company in the spring of 1394 with the quantity of 420, through a random sampling 150 seafarers and through a targeted sampling 240 onshore staff were selected. Research Tools were positive automatic cognition questionnaire by Ingram & Wisnicki (1988), job satisfaction inventory by Smith, Kendall & Hulin (1969) and quality of work life questionnaire by Timossi, Pedroso, Francisco & Pilatti (2008). Results: Data analysis multivariate analysis of variance showed that seafarers got higher average score on job satisfaction than onshore staff. However, there were no significant differences between positive thinking and the quality of work life of seafarers and onshore staff. Conclusion: Job satisfaction in addition to quality of work life and thinking styles as positive-thinking is affected by many factors, including the benefits and salary. So for increase the job satisfaction of staff at troublesome jobs like seafaring the effective factors on job satisfaction, such as salaries and benefits could be targeted.