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Does Hard Work Pay Off?


The purpose of this study was to determine if relationships exist between a student’s level of work ethic, whether or not he or she pays for school, and his or her GPA. The participants were 83 undergraduate students from Lindenwood University’s Human Subject Pool, Plato’s Closet, and various colleges in the St. Louis area. To study this relationship, a survey was administered inquiring about the participants’ opinions towards working, their GPA, and amount paid for school. Upon analyzing our data, no strong relationships were found between level of work ethic and amount paid for school or GPA and amount paid for school, but relationships were found between GPA and work ethic, GPA and amount of scholarship, and hours spent working on homework and work ethic.

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