FACTORS AFFECTING THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE WORKING STUDENTS IN POLYTHECNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES SANTA ROSA CAMPUS S.Y 2013-2014
An Undergraduate Thesis Presented to the Faculty of
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Santa Rosa Campus
In partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the
Degree Bachelor in Business Administration
Major in Human Resource Development
Arceo, Cristina A.
Dunca, Mariela D.
Tena, Larabelle L.
Marife Agustin-Acierto, DBA
The Problem and its Background
Many people are familiar with the concept of “work-life balance”- the ongoing struggle to keep a healthy split between times spent on your professional time. For grad students who work full-time, it’s more accurate to talk about “work-study-life balance.” And that’s a mouthful; it’s even more of a handful. While it is technically possible to work full-time while studying full-time, it can be a bit like fighting a two-front war- both areas important and require constant attention, and ignoring either is something you do at your own peril- and meanwhile, you can ever forget your obligations on the “home front” either. Parents work hard to give the best for their children. The government offers programs and solutions for the benefit and development of the people. And as an individual, students have responsibility to help themselves and be beneficial to others. Working students are those individuals who find ways to make things possible for them and to others. Student’s jobs have become a sort of trend among students around the world, who want to work while studying. In short, the term that suits this trend is “Earn and Learn” policy. Other reasons why student jobs are popular among students is they help to cope up with the constant increase in tuition fees, and a way to afford further educations.
The problem has been developed with the question as to have the corresponding workloads and required working hours of working students affect their academic performance. Working in full time while attending school creates time shortages and the students requires highly developed time management skill in order to handle school and work.
The research aims to provide encouragement and motivation to all students especially those financially distressed to pursue and finish a college degree in order to become competitive in the future and be able to realize their goals and aspirations. It may also provide learning’s, experiences and information to other students who are not working.
Background of the Study
This study deals with the Factors Affecting the Academic Performance of Selected Working Students in Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Rosa Campus. The problem is what factors that working students affect their academic performance. And one of the negative effects typically arise because hours spent at work take time away from studying which may lead to lower grades and less attractive post college opportunities. And one of the choices to address and act on the problem is to balance work and study to help them succeed in college. This study serves as the basis to discover other factors to enhance student’s performance.
There are some obvious advantage to this work approach, from finishing school more quickly to maintain the current job and the associated income and benefits. Just be aware that by choosing to study and work full-time, you are essentially signing themselves up for a few very hectic years. Students should be very clear about the reasons to be a full-time student and worker. Working full-time while also studying full-time clearly requires a lot of effort. Putting so much of their mental and physical energy into this uneasy arrangement can quickly leave that feeling fatigued, stressed, or both. While many grad students and workers routinely feel tired and stressed by their work, as a full-time...
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