Stress perception and commuting
Article first published online: 15 AUG 2008
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 18, Issue 5, pages 559–576, May 2009
How to Cite
Gottholmseder, G., Nowotny, K., Pruckner, G. J. and Theurl, E. (2009), Stress perception and commuting. Health Econ., 18: 559–576. doi: 10.1002/hec.1389
- Issue published online: 15 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 15 AUG 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 JUN 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 17 FEB 2008
- Manuscript Received: 3 JUL 2006
- ordered logit regression
This paper analyzes the determinants of the perceived stress level of workers with a special focus on the effects of commuting, while controlling for personal and work-related characteristics. Using ordered logistic regression we find that several dimensions of the commuting situation, such as impedance, control and predictability of commuting, significantly influence the perceived stress level. Therefore, stress and stress-related health problems should be taken into consideration when analyzing the economic costs of commuting. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.