HomeUNP Research Journalvol. 22 no. 1 (2013)

The Effects of Local Entertainment Industry in the Health, Emotional, and Sociocultural Lives of Women

Luzviminda P. Relon | Leilani R. Raquepo

Discipline: Sociology



This study dealt with the effects on health, emotional and socio-cultural lives of women working in entertainment places and those women whose husbands are bar goers in selected communities of Sto. Domingo. The research is descriptive in nature, used a questionnaire and employed observation and interview in gathering data. Purposive sampling was done in determining the sample.

Majority of the workers had experienced varied negative effects working in the bars along health, are proud of their work, but have fears over abusive customers. The wives tend to develop fear for the safety of their husbands, would develop hatred among bar workers, and tend to lose their self-confidence. Though the workers feel that people have accepted the presence of bars due to work opportunities, they believed that folks have negative feelings against videoke bars. The wives perceived that bars may cause community troubles and may destroy family relationships.

Based on the findings, the researchers concluded that women are indeed vulnerable to different health, emotional, and socio-cultural conditions. It is recommended that the Local Government Units design programs that would cater to the needs and welfare of both the workers and the wives of bar goers.