WORK STRESS AND WELL-BEING IN INDONESIA: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT AND HEALTHY LIFE
Our study, which covered the years 2006 to 2021, aimed to create "autoregressive vectors" to investigate the interrelationships between Work Stress, Freedom of Choice, Healthy Life, Life Ladder, and Social Support in Indonesia. We used data from the World Happiness Report and conducted an analysis to explore the correlation between these variables. Our results showed that Social Support and Healthy Life are critical factors that could affect an individual's work stress level. As social support increases, an individual may experience less work stress, and similarly, improving healthy life may reduce work stress. We also found a negative correlation between Life Ladder and Social Support as well as Healthy Life, which may suggest that individuals with lower well-being may be more prone to work stress. Our study highlights the importance of policymakers and stakeholders considering these findings when developing policies and interventions to improve the well-being of individuals and communities in Indonesia. Strategies to enhance Social Support and Healthy Life should prioritize promoting access to social and healthcare services, as well as community engagement, social cohesion, and healthy lifestyle choices. Our research underscores the need for further investigation into the complex interplay between these variables and their underlying causes to inform evidence-based policymaking.
Work Stress, Freedom of Choice, Healthy Life, Life Ladder, Social Support, Indonesia.