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ERIC Number: EJ1021133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Students' Perspectives on Term-Time Employment: An Exploratory Qualitative Study
Robotham, David
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v37 n3 p431-442 2013
The number of full-time students engaging in part-time employment during their studies at university continues to rise, both in the UK and in other countries. The majority of previous studies in this area have adopted a quantitative research design, using a survey. Findings from such studies have tended to focus on demonstrating what students are doing, rather than why they are doing it. This study seeks to address that weakness in the existing literature through the use of qualitative data to provide a clearer understanding of students' views and experiences of part-time employment. The study also examines the impact of working upon students' academic studies and seeks to enhance our understanding of the implications of combining study and employment. Students at a large university in the UK completed an online survey which required more discursive answers than most previous surveys had. The findings indicate that part-time employment continues to be a majority experience for those students. The data also indicates that while there are negative consequences from combining study and part-time employment, there are also perceived benefits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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