ERIC Number: ED277446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Effects of Student Employment on Grade Point Average and Retention at Broome Community College. Working Paper Series No. 3-86.
In spring 1985, a study was conducted at Broome Community College (BCC) in New York to determine the relationship between the number of hours students worked per week, their grade point average (GPA), and persistence in college and the conditions that may influence this relationship. The American College Testing Program Student Opinion Survey was administered to a sample of 464 students to determine students' age, sex, rank in high school graduating class, marital status, dependent children, major, use of student services, residence, and hours of employment. GPA and persistence information were obtained from college records. Study findings indicated that the number of hours worked had a negligible effect on GPA and persistence. The study report includes a review of the literature on influences on attrition and academic achievement. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Broome Community Coll., Binghamton, NY. Inst. for Community Coll. Research.