There are situations when employees of port companies studying at the maritime academy write good-quality theses but, as undergraduates, they are too afraid and worried when preparing and defending their theses. Therefore, the persons involved in the preparation of the thesis usually advise the undergraduates using clichés “don’t worry”, “don’t stress”, etc. The advice mentioned is a disservice because they do not explain how not to be worried and not to be stressed. At that time, the persons involved give additional fear to the undergraduates who may be afraid of their natural fear – the fear of defending the thesis. Therefore, their fear multiplies. The support system should be the main academic key to the success of undergraduates. It is important to give them the freedom to be, live and naturally fear, if necessary, because it allows the person to meaningfully experience his/her individual authenticity, wholeness and integrity from the anthropological point of view. This experience can reduce his/her fear.

Autor: Saulius LILEIKIS

Vydanie: 2020/1     Strany: 53-60     Klasifikácia JEL: H00, H53, E26

Kľúčové slová: Undergraduates, theses, fear, freedom, seaport


assoc. prof. Saulius Lileikis, PhD
Port Economics and Management department
Lithuanian Maritime Academy,
I. Kanto str. 7, Klaipėda, LT-92123,


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