Effects of Part-Time Job to Academic Performance Among Fourth Year College Students

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Effects of Part-Time Job to Academic Performance among Fourth Year College Students in Ateneo de Zamboanga University

Khadija A. Arip

Lorraine Mae P. Bastasa

Writing and Research

Ms. Daryl Jane B. Barrios

Table of Contents




A. Definition of Part- Time Job

B. Possible Causes of Part Time Jobs in College

C. Effects of Part Time Work in College

D. Advantages and Disadvantages



Most likely, every student transcends their limitations nowadays. They juggle time in working, education, and social life. For what reason that is, well, they do this in order to be able to pay up for education expenses. Some others just do this to earn a little extra spending money, for them to be able to buy something which they want to avail without them begging their parents for it.

Basically, part time work is their only choice to get that money they need if they do not have student loans offered at their university. Some students need to pay up for rent, tuition, and etc. Working part time gives them the money and the thought of realizing how important it is. They are also provided with the thought of handling their responsibilities very well if they work part time during college days.

Indeed, working while studying can be tough to handle. It forces you to manage your time and your responsibilities. Sometimes, it makes you choose between the two. Students today tend to sacrifice their time for social life to earn some extra spending cash. They end up being way too busy to have a social life. They don’t even have enough time to sleep which affects their daily performance at school. They juggle these responsibilities for a few income or profit. They do all of that for money.


First of all, when students have a job they will earn money, some of these students need the money to pay for expensive schools, while other students need it to make their life easier. Some students will not worry about many things in their life such as food, rent and bills especially if they obtained lot of money from their job. Some schools are very expensive, even the parents students’ cannot pay all the fee for these schools, thus the students have to obtain a part-time job which would help them to provide money for school fees and for themselves. Having a part-time job after class may be a good option for students to gain more valuable experience. However, some people are worrying about the part-time job will pose a bad influence on study. How to handle a part-time job and how to balance it with study seems to become a significant question. Proper arrangements for study and part-time job can make college students enjoy working for a company and enrich their reference. Reasons for taking up part time jobs are to earn extra income, daily allowances and for experience. Despite having lessons during weekdays, some of the students still work during weekdays. There are negative and positive effects on students who have part-time jobs. They gain many skills and have many experiences for example; they learn a lot about life and improve their language from the people in their work. Also, the work affect on their studying and their normally way of living. Some students are working until midnight, so they have to sleep lately which could make them tired all day. Thus, they will be late or missing their class.

Definition of Part Time Job

Literally, part time is described as something which involves less than a normal or standard time. From this basis, we can now state that a part time work is a work which does not require you working full time.

Basically, a part time job refers to an employment position wherein fewer hours per week are put into work by an individual than the regular full time job. Most people who work part time jobs to gain primary income are students and...
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