Substance Use among Business Process Outsourcing Personnel

Thippeswamy, V (2015) Substance Use among Business Process Outsourcing Personnel. International Journal of Management and Development Studies, 4 (2). pp. 174-180. ISSN 2320-0685

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Background: In recent years substance use in work place has gained considerable attention among researchers. Aim: To assess the substance use among Business Process Outsourcing Personnel. Materials & Methods: Study was descriptive in nature. 50 employees were selected conveniently from Two Business Process and Outsourcing Industries in Bangalore. Tools used: Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test. Results: More than one-third (34%) of respondents were using various psychoactive substances. The highest substance used by respondents was tobacco (28%), followed by alcohol (24%), Cocaine, Amphetamine, Sedatives, Cannabis, Inhalants, Hallucinogens and Opioids. Conclusion: Present study clearly indicate that significant number of Business Processing Outsourcing personnel use different psychoactive substances and their influence on health is complex because of its adverse effects on all aspects of human functions such as cognitive, affective or behavioural; developing an effective preventive measures and interventions for substance use becomes crucial.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business Process Outsourcing personnel; Substance use; Psychoactive substances
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 08:58
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 08:58

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