Heidi D'Amato



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With the necessity of having a college degree to participate in today’s society, there is increased pressure on young people to enroll in college and become fully functioning, independent members of society. The financial toll that college takes on students has created a need for students whose parents cannot pay their full tuition or have financial aid cover the costs to step up to fill the economic gap. This has created two distinct groups of college students—those who work and those who do not. By analyzing the time use activities of each group, this research shows that working students spend less time on most activities. Each hour that a student spends working causes a deduction in time that they spend on class, homework, and sleeping.



Thesis Comittee

Kimberly Fox (Thesis Director)

Fang Deng

Jodi Cohen

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Original document was submitted as an Honors Program requirement. Copyright is held by the author.

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