The Correlation of Length of Work and Mental Workload with Work Stress at University Lecturers

Authors

  • Kenia Bella Christy1 , Noeroel Widajati1

Keywords:

length of work, mental workload, work stress, lecturer.

Abstract

The main role of lecturers at Tri Dharma University, namely education, research, and community service.

That makes them have certain responsibilities which if it lasts a long time will cause stress. This study aims

to determine the correlation between work time and mental workload with work stress on college lecturers in

Surabaya. This descriptive study was conducted on 43 active lecturers who teach at a university in Surabaya.

The results of this study were analyzed to determine the lecturer’s length of work, the mental workload of

lecturers with categories from NASA TLX and their correlation with work stress. The results stated that 22

people had worked for more than 20 years, as many as 25 people had very high mental workloads, and 30

people with mild stress. Most of the lecturers already have a lot of experience and a large number of task

demands but are still able to deal with everything well so that work stress does not arise. The correlation value

between the length of work and work stress is 0.461, and the correlation value between mental workload

and work stress is 0.808. This value states there is no correlation between the length of work and mental

workload with work stress. Recommendations are given to universities, lecturers and all those involved in

efforts to maintain the atmosphere and work culture to improve comfort for all parties, such as adding green

areas in the workspace, providing remuneration for lecturers who excel, and maintaining communication

between lecturers.

Author Biography

Kenia Bella Christy1 , Noeroel Widajati1

1 Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health Faculty, Airlangga University, Surabaya,

2Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health Faculty, Airlangga University Campus C,

Mulyorejo Street, Surabaya, 60115

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Kenia Bella Christy1 , Noeroel Widajati1. (2020). The Correlation of Length of Work and Mental Workload with Work Stress at University Lecturers. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1972-1977. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10710