The Academic Impact of Financial Stress on College Students.

  • Joo S
  • Durband D
  • Grable J
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Abstract

Staying in school and graduating on time is an important factor for students and their families. Greater financial burdens may lead students to reduce coursework or drop out of school for paid work. A Web-based survey (N = 503) was conducted in fall 2004 at a large public university to examine the characteristics of students who experienced dropping out or reducing credit hours due to financial reasons. Analyses were conducted to compare these students with those who did not drop out or reduce their coursework. Findings show the relationship between financial stress and academic performance. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR], Copyright of Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice is the property of Sage Publications Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No w)

Author-supplied keywords

  • Academic achievement
  • Comparative studies
  • Dropout prevention in universities & colleges
  • Financial stress
  • Internet surveys
  • Psychology of college students
  • School credits
  • Universities & colleges

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Authors

  • So-Hyun Joo

  • Dorothy Durband

  • John Grable

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