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The Impact of Shift Work on Sleep Quality and Self-Rated Attentional Control in Night Shift Workers Compared to Day Shift Workers in a Factory Setting

Langan, Niamh (2022) The Impact of Shift Work on Sleep Quality and Self-Rated Attentional Control in Night Shift Workers Compared to Day Shift Workers in a Factory Setting. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Previous research has shown the many negative impacts shift work can have on individuals.

Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of working night shift (NS) on sleep quality, and attention abilities in comparison to day shift workers (DS) in a factory setting in Ireland. This study investigated whether there was a difference in mean sleep score or attention between DS and NS workers. In addition, this study investigated weather sleep would predict variation in attention control in either of the 2 shift groups.

Method: 4 questionnaires were administered to participants (N = 50) through google forum through use of a QR code poster which was made available to them at work. This consisted of a demographics questionnaire, Perceived Sleep Quality Questionnaire- Adapted (PSQI), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), The Attention Control Scale (ATTC).

Results: Results showed that NS workers have a significantly lower sleep quality compared to DS workers. There was no difference in ATTC scores between DS and NS. Sleep did not predict variance in ATTC for DS workers but it did significantly predict 37% of the variance in ATTC for NS workers.

Conclusion: Findings provide a further contribution to the already known negative impact of SW on sleep in addition its ability to influence attention. Implications for this study are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shift work (SW); Night shift (NS); Day shift (DS); sleep; attention; factory setting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal Health and Hygiene
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 11:48
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2022 11:48
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5656

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