An analysis of student satisfaction: full-time versus part-time students
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Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica
Student satisfactionCollege graduatesHigher educationPart-time studentEmployment status
Moro-Egido, A.; Panadés, J. An analysis of student satisfaction: full-time versus part-time students. Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica (2008). (The Papers; 08/03). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31512]
SponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support received from the following institutions: the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and FEDER through grant SEC2003-00306 and SEJ2006-1106/ECON; the Generalitat of Catalonia through the Barcelona Economics program (XREA) and grant SGR2001-00162; the Autonomous Government of Andalusia through grant SEJ-03261 and the School of Computer Science at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona.
This paper examines how students’ characteristics affect their level of satisfaction with their academic degree. For this analysis we draw data from a survey answered by graduate students. This survey was conducted at a public university in Spain from 2001 to 2004. The fact that students simultaneously work and study emerges as one of the most important determinants of student satisfaction. In particular, our results show that alumni who had a part-time job while they were studying are more likely to report being less satisfied with their college experience.