Divya B1*, Andrew Michael2, Jibi Paul1
1Faculty of Physiotherapy, DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Velappanchavadi, Chennai,India
2Professor, Department of sociology, Loyola College, Nungambakkam, Chennai
1*Faculty of Physiotherapy, DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Velappanchavadi, Chennai,
India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background of the study: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the fastest growing segment of information technology enabled service industry in India. This research will focus on nightshift work and try to give a brief outline of the health problem faced by employees. Objectives of the study are to understand the health status of the women working in BPOs, to examine how the nightshift duty affects the health of the women working in BPOs and to analyze consequences of the nightshift on the social life of the women working in BPOs.
Methodology: It is a qualitative study which helps the researcher for an in-depth understanding. The study was conducted in Tata Consultancy service (TCS), Chennai. Primary data were collected through interview guide and secondary data from Books, Journals, Published articles, etc. Descriptive research design was employed to study the stated objectives.
Result: Social life of women employees has been affected and they are facing more mental pressure and depression; majority of the respondents faces various health problems like obesity, eye irritation, irregular menstrual cycle, etc.
Conclusion: Night shift has influenced the lifestyle and health of women primarily due to its contemporary work settings.
Keywords: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), health problems, mental pressure