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Application of logistic regression model to determine the ability to telecommute by female employees

Jaff, Mootaz M. and Kadar Hamsa, Abdul Azeez (2021) Application of logistic regression model to determine the ability to telecommute by female employees. In: TRB 100th Annual Meeting, 27 January 2021, Washington, D.C. USA.

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Telecommuting is well suited for female employees due to their increased responsibilities in balancing both office and family matters. This paper is an attempt to evaluate the ability of female employees to telecommute in the selected business organizations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Four major job categories namely “clerical workers”, “professionals”, “associate professionals”, and “managers” were selected to ascertain how the employees under these employment categories perceive telecommuting as part of their ability to telecommute by using 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 by controlling and uncontrolling the “employing industries” and “employment categories”. 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. The respondents employed in the ‘financial intermediation’ and ‘real estate industries’ were approximately 2.5 times more likely to be able to telecommute relative to those employed in the ‘telecommunication industry’. Managers, Associate Professionals, Professionals were 3.5, 2.3 and 1.5 times respectively more likely to be able to telecommute more frequently than Clerical workers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3877/88124
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
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Azeez Kadar Hamsa
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 17:05
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 17:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88124

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