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

Gbadamosi, Gbolahan, Evans, Carl and Obalola, Musa Adebayo (2015) 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. ISSN 1363-9080

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Official URL: http://doi.org/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 were 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
Keywords: part-time work, full-time study, career aspirations, self-efficacy, Nigeria
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Depositing User: Mrs Wendy Evans
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 15:16
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 11:39
URI: http://marjon.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/14577

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