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dc.contributor.authorHansen, Anita Lill
dc.contributor.authorJohnsen, Bjørn Helge
dc.PublishedInternational Maritime Health 2013, 64:54-60eng
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between Neuroticism, non-executive functioningand heart rate variability (HRV) in both threat and non-threat situations. Sixty-five male sailors fromthe Royal Norwegian Navy participated in the study. Participants were randomly assigned into non-threat andthreat groups. Neuroticism was measured by the NEO-PI-R and, based on the median-split of Neuroticism,groups were divided into 2 additional groups. A Visual Search Task was used to measure non-executivefunctioning. HRV reactivity was measured during baseline-, test- and recovery-conditions. Overall, the resultsrevealed that there were no differences between any of the groups in terms of the performance onthe Visual Search Task: this was true for both accuracy data and mean reaction time. However, the resultsshowed that the High Neuroticism Threat Group had a significant increase in HRV from test-condition torecovery. This may indicate that the High Neuroticism Threat Group found the whole task condition morestressful due to the threat situation.en_US
dc.publisherVia Medicaeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NC-NDeng
dc.subjectthreat of shockeng
dc.subjectheart rate variabilityeng
dc.subjectnon-executive functioneng
dc.titleRelationship between Neuroticism, Threat of shock and Heart Rate Variability Reactivityeng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2013 Via Medicaeng

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