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| Published: December 25, 2017

An Insight into Family and Social Relationships of Day Workers and Shift Workers in Visakhapatnam

Fariba Farhoud

Research Scholar, Govt. Home Science College, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shruti Marwaha

Research Scholar, Govt. Home Science College, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.083/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.083

ABSTRACT

The present study was carried out to assess and compare the health problems experienced by day and shift workers in Visakhapatnam.  The research was conducted on a sample of 70 software engineers, in the age group of 22-33 years in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely an absence of disease. It provides the ability to lead a socially and economically productive life. So a healthy individual is free from disease; in a state of normal functioning. As shift work is a phenomenon of 24 hours continuous operations, the effect of shift work on health was assessed in terms of nutritional anthropometry and life style indicators. Majority of shift workers were reported to become workaholic. Majority of shift workers reported impairment in social leisure activities, personal leisure, activities and ability to form and maintain close relationship with family members compared today workers.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.083/20170501

10.25215/0501.083

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017