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Exploratory factor analysis on advantages and disadvantages of potential female telecommuters in Kuala Lumpur

Jaff, Mootaz M. and Kadar Hamsa, Abdul Azeez (2021) Exploratory factor analysis on advantages and disadvantages of potential female telecommuters in Kuala Lumpur. Asian Transport Studies, 7. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2185-5560

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Abstract

It is well-known that the practice of telecommuting is compatible among female workforce especially married females with dependents. However, the adoption rate of telecommuting among these workforces is more plausible if they perceive telecommuting offers increased advantages rather than disadvantages. This paper examines the perceptions of potential female telecommuters on the advantages and disadvantages of telecommuting. Four employment categories namely “clerical”, “associate professional”, “professional” and “managerial” in the business organizations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were selected for the questionnaire survey. An exploratory factor analysis was applied on the list of advantages and disadvantages and related them to unobserved/latent constructs. The mean factor scores of “clerical workers” and “associate professionals” for factor 2 (job stability) was substantially higher than “managers” and “professionals”. Regarding the disadvantages of telecommuting, factor 2 (reduced interaction and promotions) was remarkably more important for “managers” and “professionals”, and consistently less accountable for “associate professionals” and “clerical workers”.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3877/89163
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telecommuting, Factor analysis, Female workforce, Correlation, Kuala Lumpur
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
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Azeez Kadar Hamsa
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2021 14:45
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2021 14:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89163

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