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ERIC Number: EJ994213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Similarities and Differences between Working and Non-Working Students at a Mid-Sized American Public University
Lang, K. Brandon
College Student Journal, v46 n2 p243-255 Jun 2012
Using data collected as part of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), this study examines differences between the grades, time spent preparing for class, involvement in co-curricular activities, time spent socializing and overall enjoyment of their college experience of working and non-working students at a mid-sized public university. Several demographic correlates of student employment are also examined. Throughout the paper, specific attention is focused upon the differences that exist between students who work on-campus and those who work off-campus. Results show that there are very few differences between working and non-working students. As the number of hours that student work increases, however, the number of hours that they spend socializing decreases. Seniors and men also tend to work more hours than first-year students and women. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement