The Effect of Aromatherapy on Work Stress in Sialang Rindang Village Office
Kursiah Warti Ningsih1, Ambiyar2, Muhammad Giatman3, Emulyani4, Dewi Permatasari5 

1Kursiah Warti Ningsih*, Doctoral Student of Technology and Vocational Education, Universitas Negeri Padang – Indonesia and Lecturer of the Study Program of Public Health, STIKes Payung Negeri Pekanbaru – Indonesia.
2Ambiyar, Senior lecturers/professors of Technology and Vocational Education, Universitas Negeri Padang – Indonesia.
3Muhammad Giatman, Senior lecturers/professors of Technology and Vocational Education, Universitas Negeri Padang – Indonesia.
4Emulyani, Lecturer of the Study Program of Public Health, STIKes Payung Negeri Pekanbaru – Indonesia.
5Dewi Permatasari, Lecturer of the Study Program of Public Health, STIKes Payung Negeri Pekanbaru – Indonesia.

Manuscript received on February 08, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on March 30, 2021. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2021. | PP: 94-97 | Volume-5 Issue-7, March 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijmh.F1239025621 | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.F1239.035721
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Abstract: Stress is an internal condition, can be caused by a physical (body), or environmental demands, and social situations, which are potentially damaging and uncontrolled. In a previous study, it had been carried out at the Sialang Rindang Village Office about work stress on 12 workers. Initial data obtained 33.3% or 4 people who experienced work stress from 12 respondents and 66.6% or 8 respondents did not experience work stress. To find out about the effect of giving aromatherapy to workers on work stress at the Sialang Rindang village office in 2020. The method used is a quantitative research using a quasi-experimental design. The number of samples used was 30 people. Before being given aromatherapy it is known that the average work stress score at the first measurement was 82.47 with a standard deviation of 33.277. After being given aromatherapy, it is known that the average work stress is 67.97 with a standard deviation of 13.389. Judging from the significant effect between the work stress of the first measurement with the second measurement, seen from the change in the mean value between the first and second measurements of 14.5 with a standard deviation of 19.8 where the statistical test results obtained P-value of 0,000 (<0.05).
Keywords: Work stress, aromatherapy, experiment.