Research project on how part time work affects students academic achievement.

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Analyse How Part-Time Work Affects College Students Academic Achievement

Here is an analysis of how part-time work effects college students between the ages of sixteen and eighteen and their academic achievement. Could the increase of teenage students with part-time work be hindering the academic achievement in our colleges today? It seems that it is the material world that is exposed more and more daily to today's teenagers and through this, swaying them to feel the need to work through education to pay for such teenage necessities as trainers etc but is this affecting their academic work?

There are many factors of work, which may influence the result or this study: Different types of work may effect a students academic achievement due to whether the job is demanding or not and if it is, to what extent. The class of the student may effect their academic performance, as depending on their class they may feel more need to work or need or have to work long hours to help support their family.

The amount of work a student does may also affect achievement as they may work long hours, which may affect their work differently to shorter hours. A person's sex may also affect their achievement in college, as a certain sex may be more organised and though they both might work, one may organise their time better as to when they do their out of class work. Age may play a role as certain students may have more experience than others, which may result in them knowing how to handle their time better. Whether or not students have received careers advice may also affect the result, as ones that have may act in a certain way to those that haven't. It may be a factor that certain ethnic groups may...