Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


A Study On Job Stress Due to Biometric Attendance Punching

Author(s): Akhil Thomas and Siby Zacharias

Most of the employees working in IT field are being electronically monitored in the workplace. The time spend by the employees in the workplace is one of the measure to estimate performance of the employees. Employees are supposed to spend the prescribed time in the workplace and the manager monitors it with the help of biometric punching system. Biometric attendance and the salary of the employees are linked in almost all the IT firms. This study must represent the first in a relatively unexplored area. There seem to be very few studies of stress due to Biometric punching. The study was conducted among 154 IT employees in Info Park, Kerala, India to identify the Relationship between Demographic Variables of the employees and Job Stress Due to Biometric Attendance Punching. The study identified that most of the employees working in IT parks are facing stress due to the implementation of biometric attendance system. It was identified that stress level of employees due to biometric attendance is independent of educational qualification, experience, age and department in which employees are working but it is associated with the gender of the employees. Female employees are found to be more stressful than male employees

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