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Table 6 Factors for selecting ship company by bonding

From: The bond and retention of Chinese seafarers for international shipping companies: a survey report

No. Item No. % Bonding
No Yes
1 Vessel condition 272 85.5 86.7 85.4
2 Management system 251 78.9 68.4 84.9
3 Safety culture 250 78.6 65.3 85.4
4 Decent wage 228 71.7 67.3 75.5
5 Care of families 219 68.9 62.2 73.6
6 Job security 216 67.9 58.2 73.1
7 Food onboard 215 67.6 68.4 67.9
8 Promotion opportunity 192 60.4 62.2 60.8
9 Training opportunity 167 52.5 51.0 53.8
10 Ship type/route 162 50.9 61.2 46.2
11 Enterprise culture 111 34.9 32.7 36.3
  1. Notes: The item “No” of bonding include “neutral” and “detached” in Table 5; bold indicates significance at p < .01