The affects of working while in college varies by the type of job held: full-time versus part-time. Negative effects typically occur because of hours spent at work take time away from studying, which may lead to lower grades. Working may contribute to students dropping out of college or taking a longer time to graduate. But student employment can also be a positive experience. Some students may gain experience at their job that helps push them harder in the classroom. Many students also may feel as if there is no impact on them physically or mentally by trying to balance a job and school. Within our other study, we feel as if that a student with no job excel further in academics than students who work at least 20 hours per week.
Employment and academics generally harms grades and is stressful. These effects depend on being a part-time or full-time student, how many classes the student is taking, how many hours per week they work, how many hours of sleep they... [continues]
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