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Introduction A wintering party in the Antarctic must live in a closed world for long periods, without changes in the members of the party. In such a special environment, what psychological state do they experience and how does this state change? The purpose of this survey is to investigate the psychological characteristics of the wintering party at Showa Station.
Method Survey was conducted towards Japanese Antarctic wintering parties(45th -54th), using the Baum test and questionnaires. The tests was performed six or seven times throughout the wintering period.
Results 1. Change in health condition: 2. Change in coping with stress: 3. Relation to personality:
Discussion Grasping the members' psychological conditions is important for supporting their mental health. This investigation provided us valuable data for analyzing the most important requirements of dealing with the psychological challenges posed by this special close environment.
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