2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Does College Student Employment Affect School Performance?
Sarah K. Haller
Dr. Paul Shapiro and Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentors

This study examines whether or not paid employment affects school performance of full-time college students. Surveys were distributed to 151 students from eight randomly selected classes at Truman State University. Results suggest that paid employment has little to no effect on school performance. GPA of working and non-working students was analyzed and no significant difference was found (3.39 compared to 3.42). Of the working students, 54.9% said that their job did not hinder their school performance in any way. 64.6% of the working students said they sometimes or often have less study time than they desired. Implications of this study are discussed and suggestions for future research are presented.

Keywords: Employment, Student, Performance , GPA, Results, Implications

Topic(s):Sociology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 12-
Location: GEO-SUB
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