The work–study nexus: the challenges of balancing full-time business degree study with a part-time job

Mark Richardson, Carl Evans, Gbolahan Gbadamosi
2014 Research in Post-Compulsory Education  
The study examined full-time students engaged in part-time work during term time. A qualitative approach was used to examine how students cope with simultaneously managing the two activities, and how part-time working affects their academic study. Semi-structured interviews were used to obtain data from a sample of 30 undergraduate business students. The findings confirm that students merely satisfice many aspects of their lives, with reading time and assignment preparation being key areas that
more » ... eing key areas that suffer in order to allow students to engage with part-time work. Possible options available to HEIs to adapt to, and remedy, the situation are explored.
doi:10.1080/13596748.2014.920582 fatcat:6ntpc7cdvve4hcxq2airohb3xy