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ERIC Number: ED140911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Employment on the Grades of Students in Associate Degree Programs at Forsyth Technical Institute.
Parsons, Ralph
A study was conducted in order to determine if the success of full-time, associate degree students at Forsyth Technical Institute, as reflected by grade point average, was related to the number of hours per week that such students were employed. The fall 1976 grade point averages of random samples drawn from a population of 783 students were grouped according to the number of hours per week that the students were employed. Statistical analysis of the relationship between employment and grade point average was performed, controlling for such additional variables as year in school, years since high school graduation, sex, and selected curricula. Results indicated a relationship between grade point average and hours per week of employment only for first-year students. It was found that those students employed 1-13, 14-26, and 40 hours or more per week had higher grades than did unemployed students. However, those employed 27-39 hours per week had lower grades than unemployed students. It was recommended that counselors be aware of both the apparent beneficial and detrimental aspects of student employment when advising entering students and other students with academic difficulty. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University