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The Work–study Nexus: the Challenges of Balancing Full-time Business Degree Study with a Part-time Job

Richardson, Mark, Evans, C. and Gbadamosi, G. (2014) The Work–study Nexus: the Challenges of Balancing Full-time Business Degree Study with a Part-time Job. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 19 (3). pp. 302-309. ISSN Print 1359-6748 Online 1747-5112

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This study examined how full-time university students cope with part-time working during term time. A qualitative approach was used to examine how students simultaneously manage the two activities, and how part-time working affects
their academic study. Semi-structured interviews were used to obtain data from a sample of 30 undergraduate business students. The findings confirm that students merely satisfice many aspects of their lives, with time set aside for reading and assignment preparation being areas that are most likely to suffer in order to allow students to engage with part-time work. Possible options available to higher education institutions to adapt to, and remedy, the situation are explored in the conclusion

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: full-time study, part-time work, students’ perception, higher education, academic performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 11:33
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:11

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