Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Study Warns Part-Time Job Doesn't Work for Students

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Study Warns Part-Time Job Doesn't Work for Students

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Byline: Melanie Maeseele

SCHOOL students who work part-time are being warned their jobs could have a negative impact on their studies.

A study revealed students who worked part-time performed worse at school than their counterparts without job commitments.

Independent research organisation Think, Insight and Advice conducted the study, which the New South Wales Teachers Federation commissioned.

The research found students who worked the most hours were most likely to go to school feeling tired, fail to hand assignments in and do their homework.

But for Maddison Marshall of Karrabin this could not be further from reality.

Maddison's proud mother Dianna said her daughter, who is enrolled in year 10 at an Ipswich private school, asked her if she could find a part-time job.

Mrs Marshall admitted she was a bit concerned at first because of her daughter's young age but did not say no.

Maddison works on average four shifts, each lasting three to four hours, a week. …

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