Factors and models of interpersonal interaction of participants in long-term Ukrainian Antarctic Expeditions

  • L. Bakhmutova G.S. Kostiuk Institute of Psychology of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine
Keywords: interpersonal interaction; social adaptation, Antarctic expedition, winterers, extreme conditions.


The article presents the methodology, statistical analysis and original results of an empirical psychological study of the significant factors of interpersonal interaction of winterers Ukrainian Antarctic Akademik Vernadsky station. The study covers three areas of interpersonal interaction which are strongly interconnected: professional, daily, and leisure. Winterers performed their professional duties and solved daily and leisure problems inside small groups with isolation from the external world. As a result, over four years of observation we have identified the factors and modeled the optimization of interpersonal interaction of peoples in each area. These models can be applied in developing preventive approaches such as psychological training and support the peoples during the log-term expedition.  It will allow to optimize the interpersonal interaction of team members in the extreme conditions of Antarctic winter, increase the effectiveness of their professional activities, reduce the influence of extreme factors of environmental and social environment and creating conditions for optimal social adaptation in a small group.


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Bakhmutova, L. (2019). Factors and models of interpersonal interaction of participants in long-term Ukrainian Antarctic Expeditions. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 36(6), 48-55. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.33531/farplss.2019.6.6