Presentation Title

Traditional Versus Non-traditional College Student Employment Experiences

Advisor Information

Lisa L. Scherer

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 225

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

3-3-2017 9:30 AM

End Date

3-3-2017 9:45 AM

Abstract

This study was part of a larger investigation examining role pressures, stress and well-being of traditional and nontraditional college students. We specifically examined what college students perceived to be the most positive aspects of their employment experiences and what college students thought to be the most negative aspects of their employment experiences. One-on-one interviews with 31 college students were conducted via face-to-face, and via Facetime or Skype. All interviews were taped and transcribed verbatim. Consistent with job facilitation theory, the results showed that students identified both flexibility and skill building as positive aspects of employment. Time strains/work-school balance and demands/responsibilities were some of the negative aspects mentioned. Implications and future research regarding student criteria for choosing places of employment are discussed.

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Traditional Versus Non-traditional College Student Employment Experiences

UNO Criss Library, Room 225

This study was part of a larger investigation examining role pressures, stress and well-being of traditional and nontraditional college students. We specifically examined what college students perceived to be the most positive aspects of their employment experiences and what college students thought to be the most negative aspects of their employment experiences. One-on-one interviews with 31 college students were conducted via face-to-face, and via Facetime or Skype. All interviews were taped and transcribed verbatim. Consistent with job facilitation theory, the results showed that students identified both flexibility and skill building as positive aspects of employment. Time strains/work-school balance and demands/responsibilities were some of the negative aspects mentioned. Implications and future research regarding student criteria for choosing places of employment are discussed.