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The Impact of Working on Students in Full-Time Education in Ireland

Sobieraj, Pamela (2022) The Impact of Working on Students in Full-Time Education in Ireland. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The present study aimed to examine the effects that work has on full-time university students in an Irish context. The study considered students’ living situations as well as whether they work or do not work. According to previous research, students who work have lower quality of life than those who do not work; it is likely caused by higher fatigue and stress levels as well as having less time to commit to academic work. It was also found that students who work have higher burnout levels than those who do not work due to exhaustion, cynicism and efficacy which are common factors of burnout. The aim of the current study was to expand on these findings by investigating whether living situation holds significance in the quality of life and burnout levels of working college students. The study gathered 32 participants aged between 18 and 49. The participants completed a questionnaire which collected demographic information as well as responses for the Flanagan Quality of Life Scale (1978) and the Malach-Pines Burnout Measure: Short Version (2005). The responses were tested using a two-way between groups ANOVA. The results revealed insignificant outcomes for all research questions. The implications of this study are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 10:49
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 10:54

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