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Psychological data from Scott Base winter staff surveys of mood to assess the occurrence of the 'third quarter' phenomenon on people living and working in Antarctica
Entry ID: K073_1996_1997_NZ_1

Abstract: The apparent 'third quarter' phenomena in polar missions where low points in mood and morale are experienced just past mid-season were investigated. A prestudy assessment was conducted on the winter over personnel (from the 1995-1996 winter) at Scott Base to determine the appropriate content and methods of implementation. The phenomenon was then assessed by using well validated psychological scale ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-10-12
Stop Date: 1997-10-17
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Access Constraints The data is from human subjects and therefore under ethical obligations (professional and institutional), the data can not be shared without their express permission.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 325-3838 Ext 8784
Fax: +64 3 325-3857
Email: steelg at lincoln.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Environment, Society and Design Division
Lincoln University
City: Lincoln
Province or State: Canterbury
Postal Code: 7647
Country: New Zealand
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Steel, G.D. Polar moods: the third-quarter phenomena in the Antarctic. Environment and behavior 33(1): 126-133, 2000.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05

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