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Working all the while
Humanities & Social Sciences papers
  • Donna Berthelsen, Queensland University of Technology
  • Mary R. Power, Bond University
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Journal Article
Publication Details
Berthelsen, D., & Power, M. (1996). Working all the while. Journal of Applied Social Behaviour, 3(1), 44-58 Reproduced with the kind permission of The Journal of Applied Social Behaviour ©School of Social Science, Queensland University of Technology, 1996.
Many higher education students work part-time in order to support their studies. One hundred Education students, predominantly female, in their third and fourth years of study completed a survey focussed on the extent of their work commitments and the nature of other financial support. Students were working, on average, 17 hours per week in up to three jobs. Parents or partners were the next most important source of income. At a time when the Commonwealth Government is introducting fees for higher education courses and requiring an increase in student contributions to the HECS, this study provides support for the conclusion that increased financial demands on students would result in lower participation in higher education, increased stress and less involvement in study.
Citation Information
Donna Berthelsen and Mary R. Power. "Working all the while" (1996)
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