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ERIC Number: ED100420
Record Type: RIE
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The Effects of Students' Outside Employment on Their Grade Point Averages.
Ostrowski, Michael V.
Because it was believed that poorer students had to work more hours out of school and that this might tend to discriminate against them academically, this study was conducted to ascertain whether a negative relationship existed between the students' GPA and the number of hours they work. The statistical analysis was conducted with an N of 119 who were enrolled as full-time students in the fall of 1973. Forty-seven percent of the students worked 21-40 hours a week; 12 percent did not work at all. The statistical analysis showed that the students who worked 31-40 hours (comprising 11 percent of the sample population) had the highest GPA's. Those who worked over 40 hours and those who did not work at all had the lowest GPA's. On the basis of this investigation there is no clearcut correlation between students' GPA's and the number of hours worked. Other variables not accounted for in this hypothesis are involved. Arbitrary rules about course loads and working hours were therefore determined to be unnecessary. (MJK)
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