Work performance's risk factors in software house workers
BACKGROUND: Special Region of Yogyakarta is the 4th province that has the most startup companies in Indonesia, which the most types of startup companies are software houses. Startup companies require workers to have high work performance, however the work’s characteristics that always uses computers pose some Work Related Disease that affect it. Work Related Disease that often occurs due to high-intensity computer use are Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and work stress. The prevalence of MSDs and work stress between female and male will be different because of the biological factors and gender factors. Therefore, it’s important to analyze the effects of MSDs and work stress on work performance based on sex. The research’s result can be used to develop gender-based health programs in the workplace. OBJECTIVES: to know the effects of MSDs and work stress on work performance based on sex. METHOD: This study used the analytical observation method using a cross-sectional study design. The sampling method using cluster sampling. The total samples is 3 software houses due to the limitations of the researchers. The independent variables in this study were MSDs as measured by the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) and work stress as measured by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) Management Standards Indicator Tool questionnaire. The dependent variable of this study is work performance as measured by the Individual Work Performance Questionnaire (IWPQ). Gender is the moderator variable in this study. Data were collected by filling in an online questionnaire. The data obtained will be analyzed using bivariate analysis with Kendall's tau correlation test and multivariate analysis with logistic regression test. Keywords: sex, work performance, musculoskeletal disorders, work stres, software house, startup.