The Differences of Individual Characteristics and Working Environment That Influence Job Stress on Female and Male Workers at Pt. X Sidoarjo (Using Gender Prespective)

Authors

  • Adli Prasetyo1, Tri Martiana2, Rr. Soenarnatalina Melaniani2 , Firman Suryadi Rahman3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10509

Keywords:

job stress, female worker and male, individual characteristics, work environment.

Abstract

Job stress can be defined as a dangerous physical and emotional response that occurs when work requirements

are not matched with our own ability, resources, or needs of the workers. Job stress needs special attention

by the company because it relates a worker individual’s health and affects operational continuity of the

company’s production. The risk factors as the cause of job stress on female and male workers in PT. X are

related to the characteristics and the perceptions of a work environment. The purpose of this research is to

examine the individual characteristics and perceptions of the working environment that affects the incidence

of job stress on female and male workers.

This type of research is observational by designing cross-sectional research with the number of respondents

as many as 50 people. The independent variables in this study included age, education, employment, marital

status, noise, lighting as well as temperature. Dependent variable was job stress on female and male workers

in PT. X.

Female workers at PT. X experienced 32% of job stress and 20% of male workers. The results of logistic

regression analysis obtains a significant influence of working time with job stress (P=0.027) as well as

noise with job stress (P=0.017) on female workers. Male workers are significant to the job stress namely

age (P=0.011), working period (P=0.030) as well as lighting (P=0.005). Advice for job-stress workers to

take a leave, using personal protective equipment to reduce the risk of working environment. The company

provides leave permits for workers and periodically performs work rotation.

Author Biography

Adli Prasetyo1, Tri Martiana2, Rr. Soenarnatalina Melaniani2 , Firman Suryadi Rahman3

1 Student in Magister of Occupational Health, 2Lecturer in Department of Occupational Health and Safety, 3Student at Doctoral Program of Public Health, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Adli Prasetyo1, Tri Martiana2, Rr. Soenarnatalina Melaniani2 , Firman Suryadi Rahman3. (2020). The Differences of Individual Characteristics and Working Environment That Influence Job Stress on Female and Male Workers at Pt. X Sidoarjo (Using Gender Prespective). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1036-1041. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10509