Social Indicators Research

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 181–189 | Cite as

Sleep Deficiency and Quality of Life of Shift Workers

  • A. Khaleque


This paper is based on the results of a study designed to assess and compare the quantity and quality of sleep, health and well-being of morning and evening typed industrial shift workers consisting of a sample of 60 male workers, employed in a cigarette factory. The results showed that night shift is the most disruptive of all the shifts in terms of sleep deficiency and health complaints. The morningness and eveningness characteristics of the workers have significant impact on their quality and quantity of sleep. The shift systems, particularly afternoon and night shifts, disrupt workers' family and social lives. Reducing night shift and the adjusting the work schedule with the morningness and eveningness characteristics of the workers might improve their adaptability and tolerance to shift work, and quality of life.


Social Life Shift Worker Work Schedule Night Shift Health Complaint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Khaleque
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyEastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimanticUSA

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