A Psychological Study of Blue Collar Female Workers

A Psychological Study of Blue Collar Female Workers

Women blue collar workers in Ratmalana and the Free Trade Zone areas are a vulnerable group to stress and its manifestations. The objectives were to provide insight in to the potential stressful conditions and their psychological manifestations experienced by the women workers, and to make suggestions on the course of action to help minimise and cope with their difficulties. Using a sample of 1000 female workers, the study examined the psychological impact of employment and living circumstances of the women workers in Rathmalana, Katunayake, Biyagama, Koggala and Pallekele. The implications of the study are available in a publication titled “A Psychological Study of Blue Collar Female Workers”.