ERIC Number: EJ1022291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Working and Non-Working University Students: Anxiety, Depression, and Grade Point Average
Mounsey, Rebecca; Vandehey, Michael A.; Diekhoff, George M.
College Student Journal, v47 n2 p379-389 Jun 2013
This study explored the differences between 110 working and non-working students in terms of mental health, academic achievement, and perceptions about student employment. Anxiety and depression were measured by the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory-II. Academic achievement was measured by grade point average. Perceptions of student employment were determined using a job questionnaire. Data analyses revealed no significant difference in depression between working and non-working students; however, working students displayed more anxiety than non-working counterparts and reported more stress and fewer buffers. Unlike previous research, there was no difference in the grade point averages of working and non-working students, nor differences in perception of the problems and benefits of work.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Employment, Mental Health, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Grade Point Average, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Anxiety Inventory; Beck Depression Inventory