IMPACT OF PART-TIME JOB ON STUDENTS' ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND SATISFACTION: A CASE OF TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM AT INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD
Keywords:Part-time job, academic achievement, Working students, basic needs, and financial responsibilities
Students' academic achievement and their satisfaction related to their studies are influenced by part-time employment. The study's objectives were: (a) to examine the effects of part-time jobs on students' academic achievement and satisfaction at the university level. (b) to identify factors that influence students to seek part-time jobs. (c) to study the effects of the number of hours of part-time jobs on students' academic achievement and satisfaction. The design of the study was qualitative research. All those students who were engaged with part-time jobs and were enrolled in some degree program at International Islamic University were the population of the study. The sample of the study was comprised of 14 students of B. Ed. A purposive sampling technique was used to select respondents. A structured interview was designed to collect data. Qualitative thematic analysis was done to analyze data. Results of the study show that part-time job affects students positively and negatively. Based on study results, it is recommended that teachers understand the engagement of working students so the stress of these students may be reduced to some extent.