Effect of Singing Dancing on Mental Workload to Pencantingan Task of Batik Buketan Motive

Julianus Hutabarat, Pratikto ., Sudjito Soeparman, Purnomo Budi Santoso


Pencantingan task on the Batik process include physical, mental task, art and creativity, one of the task is Pencantingan isen-isen associated with mental activity is need cognitive process to be creative. The level of difficulty of isen-isen and completion schedule making mental workload have increased along with the increased stress condition, in an effort to reduce the Mental Workload is high needed a touch of relaxation, Singing dancing is the new treatment combinations of elements that exist on Biodanza and Choir Singing, used as a solution to address the issue of physical and mental relaxation simultaneously. The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of Singing dancing (Jig while Singing) on Mental Workload to Pencantingan task of Batik. To achieve these objectives, total 16 females have been participated in this research. Those are employees at Batik’s industry in the area Malang-East Java-Indonesia. The characteristics of demographic consist of: age: 24.44 ± 0.79 years; Height: 152.25 ± 1.27 cm; Weight: 44.00 ± 1.13 kg; Body Mass Index (BMI): 19.00 ± 0.48 (m/kg²); Batik experience: 3.63 ± 0.68 years, research strategies include: Stretching and Singing dancing each for 10 minutes (5 minutes Stretching and Singing dancing, five minutes rest) held twice a day  at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; without rest break; batik motive: buketan; amplitude of music: medium (70 dB); beat: dynamic/joyous; music: dangdut. Measurement Mental Workload obtained from Subjective Workload Assessment Technique (SWAT) score. The Results have found mental workload on singing dancing provide a most positive influence than Stretching and Control. Mental Workload after singing dancing decreased by 54.41% and 44.13% (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.) against Stretching.

Keywords: Rest break, Stretching, Singing dancing, Mental Workload, SWAT, Batik

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