Students' perspectives on term-time employment: an exploratory qualitative study.

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2012

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The number of full-time students engaging in part-time employment during their studies at university continues to rise, both in the UK and also in other countries. The majority of previous studies in this area have adopted a quantitative research design using a survey. This study seeks to address this weakness in the existing literature through using qualitative data. Students at a large university in the UK completed an online survey requiring more discursive answers. The findings indicate that part-time employment continues to be a majority experience for those students. The data also indicates that while there are negative consequences of combining study and part-time employment, there also perceived benefits to be gained.

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Robotham, D. (2012) Students’ perspectives on term-time employment: an exploratory qualitative study. Journal of Further & Higher Education, 37 (3), pp. 431-442

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