Multitasking, but for what benefit? The dilemma facing Nigerian university students regarding part-time working.

Gbadamosi, G., Evans, C. and Obalola, M.A., 2015. Multitasking, but for what benefit? The dilemma facing Nigerian university students regarding part-time working. Journal of Education and Work.

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DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2015.1102212

Abstract

Students working part-time while studying for a full-time university degree are commonplace in many Western countries. This paper however, examines the historically uncommon part-time working activities and career aspirations among Nigerian university students. In particular, how working is perceived to contribute to developing employability skills, and whether it is influenced by their self-efficacy. Survey data from 324 questionnaires was collected from a federal university, although the data analysis used a mixed-method. The findings indicate that despite low levels of part-time working generally among students, older, more experienced, higher level and female students, place a premium on the skills that part-time work can develop. Moreover, self-efficacy and being female, is a significant predictor in understanding part-time work and career aspirations. This study offers originality by focusing on students’ part-time work, the value working provides, and its link with career aspirations, within a relatively unexplored context of Nigeria.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1363-9080
Uncontrolled Keywords:part-time work, full-time study, career aspirations, self-efficacy, Nigeria
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Business School
ID Code:22796
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:30 Oct 2015 15:57
Last Modified:30 Oct 2015 15:57

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