MENTAL WORKLOAD ANALYSIS OF NAVAL CADET ACADEMY USING SUBJECTIVE WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE (SWAT) METHODS
There are plentiful activities conducted by the Cadets in order to hold educational process at the Naval
Academy. These activities are particularly vulnerable to physical and psychological friction, especially
in routine and nurturing activities, where activities in this phase are thought to cause the Cadets to
experience excessive mental workloads which may result in the Cadets being unable to continue their
education. Therefore, this research would identify one of the factors that were suspected to be the
cause of the problem which was psychological factor or mental workload on the Academy of Naval
using Subjective Workload Asessesment Technique (SWAT) method. SWAT method was chosen
because it was easier to apply and had some advantages in terms of results validity and accuracy, so
that the performance of Cadets expected by Institution were: Tanggap, Tanggon and Trengginas. The
results of this study indicated that there was a high mental workload for some sub activities at some
level. The highest mental workload in level I is 69,0 (RPS activity), in level II is 83,4 (senior junior
development), in level III is 77,6 (senior junior development). Besides this research also showed that
the mental workload between the four levels of Level I, II, III and IV had a significant difference in
mental workload in carrying out every activity at the Academy.
Keywords: Subjective Workload Assessment Technique (SWAT), Mental Workload, Cadets.