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ERIC Number: EJ776282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Effects of Part-Time Work on School Achievement During High School
Singh, Kusum; Chang, Mido; Dika, Sandra
Journal of Educational Research, v101 n1 p12-23 Sep-Oct 2007
The authors explored the effects of part-time work on school achievement during high school. To estimate the true effects of part-time work on school grades, the authors included family background, students' educational aspirations, and school engagement as controls. Although a substantial literature exists on the relationship of part-time work and school achievement, the findings are inconsistent. The authors hypothesized that work intensity, as measured by number of work hours per week during the school year, would produce a negative effect on achievement. Results indicate that work hours do have a negative relationship with students' self-reported grades after controlling for family background, educational aspirations, and school-engagement. The authors also discuss practical implications of the findings. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A