Daily feelings of US workers and commuting time

Gimenez-Nadal, J.I. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Molina, J.A. (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Daily feelings of US workers and commuting time
Resumen: Introduction: Millions of individuals commute every day in the US. Despite commuting has been shown to have negative consequences for workers, no evidence has been about how commuting is related to feelings in other episodes. We analyzed the relationship between the feelings reported by American workers throughout the day and the time devoted to commuting.
Methods: We used the Well-Being Module of the American Time Use Survey for the years 2010, 2012, and 2013, and analized the relationship between commuting duration and the feelings reported (e.g, . happiness, sadness, stress, fatigue and pain) in both commuting and non-commuting episodes.
Results: We found that more time spent on the daily commute was related to higher levels of fatigue and stress during commuting, while also being associated with higher levels of sadness and fatigue during activities of child care. In particular, we found that a 1% increase in the time devoted to commuting during the episode was related to increases of 12 percent and 13 percent of a standard deviation for stress and fatigue, while a 1% increase in the time devoted to commuting during the day was related to increases of 5 percent and 7 percent of one standard deviation in the levels of sadness and fatigue during child care activities.
Conclusions: Our results indicated that longer commutes may be related to higher levels of stress and fatigue of workers, which may in turn affect the quality of the time parents devote to caring for their children.

Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2018.11.001
Año: 2019
Publicado en: Journal of Transport & Health 12 (2019), 21-33
ISSN: 2214-1405

Factor impacto JCR: 2.418 (2019)
Categ. JCR: PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH rank: 45 / 170 = 0.265 (2019) - Q2 - T1
Categ. JCR: TRANSPORTATION rank: 20 / 37 = 0.541 (2019) - Q3 - T2

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.997 - Health Policy (Q1) - Pollution (Q1) - Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health (Q1) - Safety Research (Q1) - Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality (Q1) - Transportation (Q2)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/ECO2012-34828
Tipo y forma: Article (PostPrint)
Área (Departamento): Área Fund. Análisis Económico (Dpto. Análisis Económico)

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