Is Active Commuting to Work Related to Work Performance Among Male Office Workers?
This study aimed to elucidate the association between active commuting to work (ACW) and work performance among male office workers.Methods:
This cross-sectional study included 331 male office workers (age 44.0 ± 11.5 years), with ACW assessed on a self-reported questionnaire and then categorized into non-ACW (0 to 19 minutes) and ACW (≥20 minutes). Work performance [World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)] was categorized as high (≥50) and low (<50). Multiple logistic regression models were used to examine the association between ACW and HPQ.Results:
We found that 42.2% respondents adopted ACW. After adjusting for demographic data, lifestyle factors, and depressive symptoms, ACW was significantly associated with high HPQ (odds ratio: 2.43; 95% confidence interval: 1.30 to 4.54).Conclusions:
In male office workers, ACW was independently associated with higher work performance.