ERIC Number: ED053668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Academic Performance of Working and Non-Working Students on Academic Probation at Northern Illinois University.
Augsburger, Jerry D.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the academic performance of the following groups of fulltime undergraduate students on academic probation during the fall semester, 1970-71, at Northern Illinois University (NIU): (1) those students not employed; (2) students employed on-campus; and (3) students employed off-campus. Based on other research on this topic the hypothesis was that there would be no significant difference in academic performance among the groups. A questionnaire was sent to 247 students on probation asking them about their employment in terms of location and weekly hours worked. Two hundred and thirty-eight responded, of whom 161 were not employed, 33 were employed on-campus, and 44 were employed off-campus. A one-way analysis of variance was applied utilizing Duncan's New Multiple Range Test. The cumulative GPA prior to the fall semester was compared to the 1970-71 fall semester GPA, and the differences between these for each of the three groups were noted. No demonstrable differences in GPA's among the three groups were found when the students worked 20 hours or less a week. This, however, was not true for those who worked more than 20 hours. They received a significantly lower GPA. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Northern Illinois University