ERIC Number: ED462899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Persistence of Employees Who Pursue Postsecondary Study. Stats in Brief.
Hudson, Lisa; Hurst, David
This report uses data from the base year and first follow-up to the 1995-1996 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study to answer questions about college student employment and the persistence of employed students in higher education. Findings from the study show that among those who expect to earn a certificate from their first postsecondary institution, students who define themselves as employees who study seem to do as well as their peers at persisting in and completing their postsecondary programs. But employees who study seem to have a more difficult time than other working students in persisting when their expectations are to earn an associate's degree, and have a more difficult time than all other students when their expectations are to earn a bachelor's degree or higher level degree. One reason is the time constraints of employees who study. In addition, since the primary role of these individuals is as an employee, they are more likely to forgo schooling when time becomes an issue. Employees who study are also more likely to have personal backgrounds that are related to lower postsecondary completion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, College Students, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Part Time Employment, Part Time Students, Student Employment, Student Responsibility, Time Factors (Learning)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study