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ERIC Number: ED097939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 62
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An Analysis of Current Grade Point Averages of Employed Full-Time Students at Wilkes Community College.
Deal, Willard M., Jr.; And Others
This study was conducted to ascertain the effects of employment on the academic performance of community college students. The grade point averages of 830 full-time students at Wilkes Community College (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) were analyzed to determine: (1) if working students' GPA's differed significantly from those of the total student population and from those of nonworking students; (2) if working a specified number of hours per week produced significant differences in GPA's; (3) if specific academic loads produced significant differences in GPA's among working students; (4) if working students in various degree programs obtained significantly different GPA's; (5) if working females make significantly different GPA's than working males; (6) if working freshmen made significantly different GPA's than working sophomores; and (7) if single working students made significantly different GPA's than married or other working students. From the data analyzed, it was concluded that at the .05 level of significance: (1) working students carrying an academic load of 12 to 15 credit hours and working 40 or more hours per week made higher GPA's than students with the same academic load working from 27 to 39 hours per week; (2) working students enrolled in the College Transfer program and working from 14 to 26 hours per week made higher GPA's than did those in this same program working 40 or more hours per week. No significant differences were found in the other comparisons. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina