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IIMS JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
Year : 2020, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 203) Last page : ( 216)
Print ISSN : 0976-030X. Online ISSN : 0976-173X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-173X.2020.00012.00015

Job Stress among the information technology professionals of software development companies of Bangladesh

Huda Kazi Nazmul1, Hassan Rashedul2, Imran Mohammad3

1Kazi Nazmul Huda is currently working as Associate Professor, Southern University Bangladesh, New/471, Arefinnagar, Baizid Bostami, Chattogram, Bangladesh, He can be reached at: knhuda@yahoo.com

2Rashedul Hassan is currently working as Assistant Professor, Southern University BangladeshNew/471, Arefinnagar, Baizid Bostami, Chattogram, Bangladesh, He can be reached at: rashed@southern.edu.bd

3Mohammad Imran is currently working as Assistant Professor University of Science and TechnologyChittagong Zakir Hossain Road, Foy's Lake, Khulshi, Chattogram4202, Bangladesh, He can be reached at: imran610@gmail.com

Online published on 11 February, 2021.

Abstract

Job stress is a negative pressure typically created out of poor workplace conditions severely affecting individual performance and organizational productivity. This study endeavored to identify the symptoms and sources of job stress among Bangladesh's information technology professionals and a quantitative research method was used here in this regard. A multiple response questionnaire was distributed among 110 information technology professionals for data collection, where one-sample t-test was used for data analysis. Managerial implications for minimizing job stress were prepared based on a series of interviews with academicians and software professionals. The study discovered that information technology professionals have a moderate level of stress symptoms like Headaches, Tension, and Aggressiveness, and time-related stressors as the primary source of job stress.

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Keywords

Information technology, IT professionals, Job stress, Software programmers, Stress management, Stressors, Symptoms of stress.

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