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Work factors affect work stress among lecturers: study in Indonesia

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Work stress is a discrepancy between the workload and the individual's ability to do their job. Work stress factors that cause work stress are individual, work, and outside the work/environment. There is no data and research about work stress from work factors, mainly focusing on lecturers or universities.

Objective. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between work factors in the form of type of faculty, workload, type of professor, and interpersonal relationships with the work stress of lecturers.

Material and methods. This research was conducted using a cross-sectional study. The research sample consisted of 100 lecturers with active status selected by quota sampling. Data were collected using a questionnaire filled out online and analyzed using the Chi-square test and the Contingency Coefficient Test.

Results. The result showed that most participants had moderate stress (score: 59–92) and moderate workload (score: 50–80). Most of the participants were Associate professors (52%) and had good interpersonal relationships in the workplace (59%). There is a relationship between interpersonal relationships and work stress of lecturers. However, there was no relationship between type of faculty, workload, and type of professor with lecturers' work stress.

Conclusion. In conclusion, interpersonal relationships are significantly related to job stress on lecturers. A good interpersonal relationship will reduce the possibility of work stress on the participant.

About the Authors

D. F. Multamasatika
Department of Occupational Health, Public Health Faculty, Jember University

Jl. Kalimantan No. 42, Krajan Timur, Sumbersari, Kec. Sumbersari, Jember Regency, East Java 68121

K. A. Akbar
Department of Occupational Health, Public Health Faculty, Jember University; College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University

Kurnia Ardiansyah Akbar

Jl. Kalimantan No. 42, Krajan Timur, Sumbersari, Kec. Sumbersari, Jember Regency, East Java 68121

Institute Building 2-3, Soi Chulalongkorn 62, Phyathai Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

R. I. Hartanti
Department of Occupational Health, Public Health Faculty, Jember University

Jl. Kalimantan No. 42, Krajan Timur, Sumbersari, Kec. Sumbersari, Jember Regency, East Java 68121

K. Kallawicha
College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University

Institute Building 2-3, Soi Chulalongkorn 62, Phyathai Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330


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Multamasatika D.F., Akbar K.A., Hartanti R.I., Kallawicha K. Work factors affect work stress among lecturers: study in Indonesia. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2023;15(4):12–16.

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