PROBLEMS OF WORKING STUDENTS IN PALAWAN STATE UNIVERSITY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013
A Research Proposal
The Faculty of Palawan State University
Laboratory High School
Puerto Princesa City
In Partial Fulfillment of
The Requirements for the Subject
CORDERO, MICHAEL JOHN A.
SENA, SHANNEN KRISHNA S.
VILLENA, SAMANTHA MARIELLA T.
CHAPTER 1: PROBLEM RATIONALE AND BACKGROUND
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The financial burden of education fees are rising. Due to the increasing price of tuition
school fees and other education finances, families tend to face financial crisis particularly
on managing the budget of the family basing on their family income. These include the budget
for food, education, electricity bills, and other financial bills. The family is unable manage it all
since their income is incapable of affording those bills especially the valuable price of
education finances. Considering those facts, students affected by the crisis experienced by
their family, students will be necessitated to work while studying; it's either a part-time or a full-
time working student.
Student jobs have become sort of a trend among students around the world primarily college
students whereas college tuitions and finances are more high-priced and costly than high
school learners. In short, the term that suits this trend is 'Earn and Learn' policy. Another
factor is students who have no relatives or family who aspire to fulfil studies prefer to be a
working student unless they're students who comprise scholarship.
Every student has their own aspirations in life, and that is the reason why some students are
now working by virtue of aiming those aspirations. Students of Palawan State University also
have their own aspirations. Now that the number of working students on Palawan State
University is rising, working students will be queried regarding the questions that answer the
problems that working students experience.
A study done by Jonathan M. Orszag, Peter R. Orszag, and Diane M. Whitmore entitled
“Learning and Earning: Working in College” states that since 1984, the fraction of college
students aged 16 to 24 who also work full- or part-time has increased from 49 to 57 percent.
Not only are students more likely to work today, but they are more likely to work full-time: the
share of students working full-time while going to school full-time has nearly doubled, rising
from 5.6 percent in 1985 to 10.4 percent in 2000. In 2000, 828,000 full-time students worked
full-time, compared to 366,000 in 1985. The researchers stated the difference between a part-
time and full-time working students, including the implications and factors that my affect their
academical performance. They somehow concluded that being a full-time working student has
more negative effects due to the lack of time. The researchers declared that the population of
full-time college students has risen sharply over the past 15 years.
The number of working students is increasing continuously and several problems
experienced by those students have risen. As the main purpose of this study, this paper aims
to determine the problems that exist on working students, the factors that affect their
academical performance and the advantage and disadvantages of being a working student.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
This study was conducted to determine the problems that working students of Palawan
University during the school year 2012-2013 are encountering.
What are the profiles of the respondents?
What are the reasons why students at Palawan State University are oblige to work while studying?
What are the work-related problems of the respondents?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of students engaging in work while in school? 5.)
What are the aspirations in life of...
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