Predictors of Psychosocial Burden among Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Period in Indonesia

Authors

  • Hario Megatsari1 , Agung Dwi Laksono2 , Mursyidul Ibad3 , Yeni Tri Herwanto4 , Kinanty Putri Sarweni4 , Rachmad Ardiansyah Pua Geno4 , Estiningtyas Nugraheni4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2323

Keywords:

Mental health, workers, psychosocial burden, health behavior, COVID-19.

Abstract

Psychosocial burden as a result of the risk of decreasing income and the possibility of being laid off from
work is a problem that must be faced by workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study was aimed
at analyzing predictors of psychosocial burden among workers during the co-19 pandemic period. A total
of 6,053 worker respondents were involved in this study. The psychosocial burden was reviewed based
on the worries level. There were 4 independent variables involved in the analysis, including age, gender,
marital, and education. A multivariate test was performed using binary logistic regression. The results found
that the workers in the ? 19 age group were 1.900 times more likely than the? 50 age group to experience
a psychosocial burden. The workers in the 40-49 age group were 1.523 times more likely than the ?50
age group. Male workers were 0.693 times more likely than female workers to experience a psychosocial
burden. The higher education workers were 0.563 times more likely than workers with secondary education.
It could be concluded that the 3 variables were proven as predictors of the psychosocial burden among
workers during the COVID-19 pandemic period in Indonesia, namely age, gender, and education.

Author Biography

Hario Megatsari1 , Agung Dwi Laksono2 , Mursyidul Ibad3 , Yeni Tri Herwanto4 , Kinanty Putri Sarweni4 , Rachmad Ardiansyah Pua Geno4 , Estiningtyas Nugraheni4

1
Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, 2Researcher, National Institute of Health
Research and Development, the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia, 3
Researcher, Faculty of Health,
Nadlatul Ulama University, Surabaya, Indonesia, 4Researcher, The Indonesian Public Health Union, Makassar,
Indonesia.

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Hario Megatsari1 , Agung Dwi Laksono2 , Mursyidul Ibad3 , Yeni Tri Herwanto4 , Kinanty Putri Sarweni4 , Rachmad Ardiansyah Pua Geno4 , Estiningtyas Nugraheni4. (2021). Predictors of Psychosocial Burden among Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Period in Indonesia. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 292-297. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2323

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