FACTORS AFFECTING JOB STRESS AND IMPACT OF STRESS ON ABSENTEEISM: A STUDY ON THE BANKING SECTOR IN BANGLADESH
Keywords:Stress, workload, employee, bank, absenteeism
The purpose of the study is to explore the factors affecting stress and the impact of stress on absenteeism in the public and private banking sector in Bangladesh. An attempt was also made to investigate how stress is related to absenteeism. The number of samples was 272. With help of the structured questionnaire data was collected. The research applied the confidence interval, univariate, bivariate, multivariate analysis and t-test analysis for analyzing the collected data. It is found that the degree of stress is high in this sector, and stress factors (workload, role characteristics, time pressure & deadline and non-work pressure) are positively related to employee absenteeism. Whereas it has also found that, stress level is almost same for male and female employees in the banking sector. This study is advantageous to human resource practitioners and managers in developing workplace strategies and in improving positive workplace outcomes from the workplace by reducing stress.
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