ERIC Number: ED229654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Work Time on School Activities and Career Expectations. Technical Report. Studies in Employment and Training Policy: No. 4.
The effects of part-time work of high school students on school-related behaviors and on career expectations were studied. Five dependent variables were classified as school-related behaviors: days tardy, days absent, number of extracurricular activities, transcript grade averages, and self-reported grades. Four career expectation variables were included: youth's educational expectations, youth's occupational expectations, parental educational expectations for youth, and parental occupational expectations for youth. Three waves of data were collected from 714 youths attending public high schools in Columbus, Ohio; 597 youths and their parents completed all three waves in grades 10, 11, and 12. Little support was shown for the general hypothesis that working interferes with schooling. Data indicated that neither a linear nor a nonlinear effect of hours of work occurs for any of the school-related variables. Investigation of interaction effects revealed scant evidence that the quality of work, as indicated by job status, and hours at work interact to produce effects on school behavior. It was also found that working does not affect career expectations of youth or career expectations that parents hold for their children. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, Educational Research, Goal Orientation, High School Students, High Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Aspiration, Part Time Employment, Secondary Education, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 227 319 and CE 036 064-066.