The impact of term-time paid work on academic performance in nursing students: A longitudinal study

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Show simple item record Salamonson, Y Everett, B Koch, J Andrew, S Davidson, PM 2012-10-12T03:34:33Z 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2012, 49 (5), pp. 579 - 585
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7489
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Nursing students in higher education are spending more time in paid employment despite evidence that this can impact negatively on academic performance. Objectives: To examine the effect of paid work on academic performance in undergraduate nursing students. Design: Descriptive, correlational survey with longitudinal follow-up. Participants: Nursing students in metropolitan Sydney, Australia. Methods: First year nursing students surveyed at baseline were followed up at the end of the final year of their nursing program to examine factors influencing academic performance. Results: Of the 566 Year 1 nursing students who were surveyed in the second semester of their Bachelor of Nursing program, 182 students (32%) completed the follow-up survey in Year 3. The percentage of students engaging in paid work during term-time had increased (. p<. 0.001), from 70% in Year 1 to 84% in Year 3. There was an inverse relationship between mean hours in paid work during term-time and nursing students' GPA in their final year. Taking into account demographic factors, the mean hours spent in paid work during term-time had a negative impact on nursing students' GPA (. p<. 0.001). Conclusion: In view of these findings, we suggest that new models of undergraduate nursing education be explored to include faculty approved nursing-related employment with defined opportunities for learning. This would accommodate the dual roles of undergraduate nursing students as students and employees and therefore not endanger their academic performance. © 2011.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.10.012
dc.title The impact of term-time paid work on academic performance in nursing students: A longitudinal study
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent International Journal of Nursing Studies
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 49
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 579 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 585 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 107686
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Academic performance
dc.description.keywords Longitudinal study
dc.description.keywords Nursing education
dc.description.keywords Nursing students
dc.description.keywords Paid work
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
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