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Modeling female employees’ ability to telecommute in Kuala Lumpur

M.Jaff, Mootaz and Kadar Hamsa, Abdul Azeez (2020) Modeling female employees’ ability to telecommute in Kuala Lumpur. In: 8th Transport Research Arena (TRA2020), 27th-30th April 2020, Helsinki, Finland.

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Telecommuting is considered to be most apt for female workforce due to their added responsibilities to balance both work and family matters. This paper models the ability of female employees to telecommute in the selected business organizations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Four job categories namely “clerical workers”, “professionals”, “associate professionals”, and “managers” were selected to ascertain their perceptions on telecommuting through a questionnaire survey. A binary and an ordinal logistic regression model were used to evaluate the effects of the explanatory variables on the ability to telecommute. The results of the model reveal that ‘prior experience working from home and ‘increased frequency of telephone usage’ almost doubles the ability to telecommute, whereas ‘time spent working with others’ and the ‘usage of the photocopier’ reduces it. Managers, Associate Professionals, Professionals were 3.5, 2.3 and 1.5 times more likely to be able to telecommute more frequently than Clerical workers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 6229/81447
Uncontrolled Keywords: telecommuting; female workforce; binary logistic model; ordinal logistic model; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9053.R4 City planning
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Azeez Kadar Hamsa
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 09:28
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 09:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81447

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