Application of Logistic Regression Model to Determine the Ability to Telecommute by Female Employees

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.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p

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  • Accession Number: 01763942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-04160
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:15AM