Correlation analysis between workers’ characteristics with stress levels on firefighters in Surabaya

Neffrety Nilamsari, Septyani Prihatiningsih, Dyah Utari Kumalaningtyas

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Introduction: Mental wellbeing is one of aspects in Occupational Health and Safety scope which is often ignored and potentially turns into an obstacle relevant to daily activities related or not related to one’s occupation. Worker who is undergoing stress is vulnerable to health issues and potentially causes their work efficiency to be lowering which lead to less productivity. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether there was a relationship between the characteristics of firefighters (age, years of service, education and marital status) with the level of stress experienced by firefighters. Methods: This study is using qualtitatif method with analytic approach. Samples of this study are 17 firefighters in Fire Department City of. Data are collected using DASS21 questionnaire and interview. Results: The results showed that most of the respondents sustain normal level of stress (82,3%) within 21-25 age range, whose years of service within 1-5 years, and who are married. Conclusion: Result of statistic test indicates there is correlation between years of service to workers’ stress. (p=0,006), and there is no correlation between marriage status (p=0,228) and age (p=0,062) with workers’ stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Age
  • Firefighters
  • Marriage status
  • Stress
  • Years of service


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