Association between Chronotype and Social Factors in Shift Workers: A Descriptive, Quantitative and Exploratory Study

The purpose of this research was to assess the chronotype of shift workers at a wholesale company, analyse worker sleep on working days and off days, and confirm the links between sociodemographic factors and different work shifts with chronotypes. The light/dark cycle synchronises most biological and behavioural factors to 24-hour periods. Individual variances in the manifestation of circadian rhythm can be found among people who live in the same environment. As a result, the relationship between chronotype, sociodemographic characteristics, and different work shifts was identified and investigated in this study. Shift workers from a wholesale company in Poços de Caldas, Brazil, were the subjects of the study. The following resources were utilised: The Munich Chronotype questionnaire and sociodemographic variables. The study included ninety-four shift workers. The moderately morning chronotype was found in 40.43 percent of shift workers, followed by the intermediate type at 40.43 percent. It was also shown that sociodemographic characteristics and shift with distinct chronotypes have a substantial relationship. With this work, the researchers discovered that there are strong correlations between age, marital status, having children, and working shifts in determining the chronotype of these workers, with the morningness subjects working the night shift. These people are at risk for disorders including depression, low immunity, hypertension, and obesity, which are all linked to sleep deprivation.

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Milva Maria Figueiredo De Martino
Nursing School, State University of Campinas, Rua Tessalia Vieira de Camargo, 126, Cidade Universitaria ‘Zeferino Vaz’ – Campinas, Sao Paulo, CEP : 13084-971, Brazil.

Beatriz de Oliveira
Nursing School, State University of Campinas, Rua Tessalia Vieira de Camargo, 126, Cidade Universitaria ‘Zeferino Vaz’ – Campinas, Sao Paulo, CEP : 13084-971, Brazil.

Sandra Soares Mendes
Nursing School, State University of Campinas, Rua Tessalia Vieira de Camargo, 126, Cidade Universitaria ‘Zeferino Vaz’ – Campinas, Sao Paulo, CEP : 13084-971, Brazil.

Karla Figueiredo De Martino Pasetti
Nursing School, State University of Campinas, Rua Tessalia Vieira de Camargo, 126, Cidade Universitaria ‘Zeferino Vaz’ – Campinas, Sao Paulo, CEP : 13084-971, Brazil.

Jaqueline Girnos Sonati
Nursing School, State University of Campinas, Rua Tessalia Vieira de Camargo, 126, Cidade Universitaria ‘Zeferino Vaz’ – Campinas, Sao Paulo, CEP : 13084-971, Brazil.

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