Full-time undergraduate students take a minimum of 12 credit hours per week and several of them also work part-time jobs outside of school. If an inverse relationship exists between grades and work, it could potentially affect students’ choices. In the present study, 84 participants filled out a survey with questions pertaining to the subject of grades and work, in addition to other variables like sex and grade status. We found a fairly strong inverse relationship existed between a student’s G.P.A. and the number of hours a student worked outside of school. We found a strong relationship exists between the total number of hours a student works (including an outside job and work and learn program hours) and a student’s G.P.A.
Thomas, Stefanie and Scaturro, Sarah
"The Relationship of Work and Grades Among Undergraduate Students,"
Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/psych_journals/vol1/iss7/7
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