Effect of Caffeine Consumption on Academic Performance in College Undergraduates Effect of Caffeine Consumption on Academic Performance in College Undergraduates 7 July Caffeine In this study we are interested in assessing the relationship between average amount of caffeine consumed per day and academic performance. We hypothesized that an increase in average caffeine consumed per day would result in increased academic success. A short survey was composed based on average amount of caffeine consumed per day measured in milligrams and academic performance measured by GPA.
Jana Jasinski Review of Literature "As money and resources become more scarce for college students, jobs become more of a necessity rather than an after school activity. Any changes to students' routines will lead to changes in academics, whether they are positive or negative.
Its effect on the academic performance of students has been questioned by many researchers Green, Some of the issues raised in the literature concern matters such as the number of hours worked, whether or not the students' jobs pertain to their majors, and the students' workloads.
The literature reviewed below examines how employment has affected academic achievement. Much of the research indicating that employment negatively affects students' academic achievement stated that an increase in the amount of hours worked was the most influential factor.
In one study, more hours worked decreased the likelihood of being an 'A' student Pritchard, Those who take on part-time jobs are less engaged in school before they enter the labor force, and part-time employment, 'especially for more than 20 hours weekly, further exacerbates this problem' Steinberg et al.
Furr and Elling also found that upperclassmen worked more hours than freshmen, indicating that the older students would be more likely to suffer in their academics. Therefore, working full time has an even greater impact on academics because, often times, working 40 or more hours further decreases a student's college grade point average GPA and is negatively related to completion of a bachelor's degree Astin, The act of balancing school work with the labor market may also lead students to put forth less effort into both because they are spreading themselves 'too thin' Astin, Not all of the research has shown negative GPA effects from the amount of hours a student is employed.
Some findings indicated that employment had either a positive effect or none at all.
Dallam and Hoyt suggested that a good balance between students' credit hours and working hours forced students to be more organized and to have better time management. Not only were higher GPAs found in students that maintained jobs, but Green also stated 'that they had gained job skills, experience, knowledge of a variety of jobs, a sense of accomplishment, a feeling of responsibility, and money for personal and school expenses' p.
Similarly, Watts' analysis of 19 students at the University of Brighton found that 4 of 12 working undergraduates said that working did not affect their academics and 5 said that it actually had a positive impact.
Although some of the previously mentioned studies used samples of high school students rather than undergraduates, their results were consistent.
The fact that some contained samples of less than 50 students, however, may have accounted for some of the differences between the positive and negative academic results. Not accounting for the amount of time actually put into the job, researchers have found that the type of employment a student holds has an impact on academics.
These types of jobs allow for hands-on experience that cannot be gained in the classroom alone.
For example, of the full-time students at Lamar University surveyed, 91 out of students whose jobs related to their majors had a mean GPA of 2.
Also, student comments suggested that employment related to a potential career provided additional experience.
For example, 10 out of 23 comments of a nursing student survey at a university indicated that they were 'gaining more practical experience. As money and resources become more scarce for college students, jobs become more of a necessity rather than an after school activity.
Though the research results were not always consistent, it was a common theme that the more hours worked led to decreased academic performance, but that working in general did not necessarily have a negative effect on grades. The following study will look at these variables as well as class standing, the amount of credit hours taken, and flexibility of the work schedule in order to determine the positive or negative relationship of working and academics.
Other variables, such as demographic factors, will also be examined.Curtis () has also studied the effects of work on the academic performance of college students.
The primary focus of her study was how college students thought that working at least part time impacted their academic performance. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 33 Conditions of Work and Employment Branch The Effects of Working Time on Productivity and Firm Performance.
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