Alcohol Consumption among Day workers and Shift workers in Visakhapatnam
- Country : India
- Subject : Psychology
The in-hand research has been carried out to assess and compare the extent of alcohol consumption among 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. Alcohol habits also appear to vary between day workers and shift workers. The alcohol consumption was also found to be high in case of shift workers than the day workers, but association was found to be non-significant. The dietary information was assessed by 24 hour recall method using a set of pre standardized vessels. More shift workers were found to consume alcohol, number of alcohol consumers and frequency of consumption increased after joining the job. Majority of shift workers were found to drink once in a week. Shift workers have reported higher levels of alcohol consumption, frequency of heavy drinking, and proportion of alcohol-related problems. So, the impact of shift work on people’s daily health habits and adverse health outcomes should be well understood.