Fingerprint, Monitoring and Work Discipline of Indonesian Public Servants: Evidence from Kepulauan Riau

Wayu Eko Yudiatmaja, Tri Samnuzulsari, Alfiandri Alfiandri, Surya Mahdalena


Recently, there are many public organizations in Indonesia use fingerprint to controll the attendance of the employee. However, the effectiveness of the implementation of this system has never been evaluated. This research aims at examining the influence of the using fingerprint and monitoring on work discipline of the employees in vertical organizations below the Ministry of Education and Culture of Republic of Indonesia in Kepulauan Riau. 44 public employees from the Board of Cultural Preservation and Language Office have been participated in this study. Using multiple linear regression, this study reveals that the using of fingerprint and monitoring have significant influence on work discipline simultanoeusly. Monitoring has positive influence on work discipline. Meanwhile, implementation of fingerprint has not influence on work discipline. Through this study, authors deny the perception of many policy makers in Indonesia and prior scholars that fingerprint can increase the discipline of public servants.

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