ERIC Number: ED288932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Intense Employment While in High School: Are Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Parents Misguiding Academically-Oriented Adolescents? Graduate Institute for Policy Education and Research Working Paper.
Wirtz, Philip W.; And Others
Recent research links intense (more than 20 hours per week) part-time employment of high school students with lower grade point averages. This study questions students' awareness of such findings. A sample of 446 college-oriented high school students who hold jobs in fast food restaurants were studied. The findings confirmed the negative relationship between intense work and grade point average. The results suggest that students who work do not perceive any effects of the job on their school work. Neither do they perceive any less approval from their parents, teachers and other school officials. Despite their intentions to go to college, some students receive endorsements of their intense work from school personnel. Responsible adults must change this practice. (VM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.