The impact of a Student vs Worker identity on work-study conflict and facilitation in university students

Machin, Tony ORCID: and Winterbotham, Sonya and Creed, Peter and Hood, Michelle and Brough, Paula and Bialocerkowski, Andrea and Eastgate, Lindsay (2019) The impact of a Student vs Worker identity on work-study conflict and facilitation in university students. In: 5th Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success Conference (STARS 2019), 7–10 July, 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

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Students enrolled at two Australian universities were surveyed about their work and study demands, their control over their job and work schedule, and their levels of work-study conflict and work-study facilitation. While they were completing both university studies and paid employment, their primary identity was either as a student (n = 908) or as a worker (n = 486). Average scores on all measures were significantly different between those whose primary identity was as a student (who works) or a worker (who studies). The demographic variables also showed that those with the student identity worked fewer hours and were considerably younger than those with the worker identity. The four predictor variable significantly predicted work-study conflict and work-study facilitation for both identities. Implications are discussed in terms of the development of their identity.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2020 01:31
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 06:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: work-study conflict, work-study facilitation, job demands, study demands, job control, schedule control
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
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