Effect of Shift Work on Health and Performance of the Workers – Comparison Between Turkey and the Czech Republic

  • Marek BuresEmail author
  • Andrea Machova
  • Ali Altunpinar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 821)


The aim of this study was to map out how shift work is perceived by workers in two shift regimes and two national groups. The research was carried out by means of a questionnaire survey of the Czech manufacturing workers and the Turkish airport ground personal. The impact of the shift work was studied especially from the physical, mental, social and health aspects with connection to family status. The 55 Czech male workers, 49 Turkish male workers and 60 Turkish female workers have participated in the survey. The dependence between family status and responses of all three groups together was examined and confirmed. Also the differences in responses between the sexes of Turkish respondents were analyzed and only partially confirmed in the area of sleeping habits and mental aspects. Last but not least the effect of shift work on workers performance and scrap rate was analyses only on the sample of the manufacturing workers.


Shift work Physical and psychical condition Family status Performance Scrap rate 



This paper was created with the subsidy of the project LO1502 – Development of Regional Technological Institute carried out with the support of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of West BohemiaPilsenCzech Republic
  2. 2.Gaziantep UniversityŞehitkamil – GaziantepTurkey

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