Gbadamosi, G., Evans, C. and Obalola, M.A., 2016. Multitasking, but for what benefit? The dilemma facing Nigerian university students regarding part-time working. Journal of Education and Work, 29 (8), pp. 956-979.
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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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||part-time work, full-time study, career aspirations, self-efficacy, Nigeria|
|Group:||Faculty of Management|
|Deposited By:||Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic|
|Deposited On:||30 Oct 2015 15:57|
|Last Modified:||31 Jan 2017 15:52|
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