Garment Workers Case Study

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Psychological Health Issues of Female Workers of Garment Industry in Sreepur Upazila, Bangladesh. Md. Shohel Mahmud1’*, Dr. Vinay Rajath D.2, Rayhan Mahmud3, Mst. Nusrat Jahan4 1Department of Sociology, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri - 574 199, Karnataka, India 2Department of Sociology, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri - 574 199, Karnataka, India 3Department of Business Administration, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh 4Department of Food and Nutrition, National College of Home Economics (University of Dhaka), Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh Abstract Female workers in the garment industry of Bangladesh are consistently vulnerable to a wide range of health and safety hazards. In…show more content…
All of them informed that they feel depressed almost all the time, due to a number of reasons (see Table 2). Table 1: Psychological health problems of female garment workers Psychological Problem Response (%) Depression 84 Phobia 83 Anxiety 67 Mood disorder 58 Others 8 Followed by depression, phobia was quoted by 83 percent respondents. The other two major psychological complications cited by respectively 67 and 58 percent of respondents were anxiety and mood disorder, while only 8 percent respondents mentioned some other problems besides the mentioned four problems. Reasons of psychological problems of female garment workers: This study identifies a number of causes for the psychological health problems of the female garment workers ranging from no job security to excess working pressure to fear of accidents to irregularities in salary. Table 2: Reasons of psychological health complications of female garment workers Reason Response (%) Fear of Accidents 83 Lack of Leisure Time 83 No Recreation 50 Abuse 25 Irregularities in Salary…show more content…
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