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This study examines several relationships between undergraduate students' perceptions of their college jobs and job satisfaction. Data were collected from undergraduate students who currently or formerly had a job while attending college. A similar study has looked at part-time workers' job satisfaction and is referenced in this study. This study tests additional factors of job satisfaction to see how students perceive them. These factors include whether the job is a resume builder, builds skills for a future career, and whether the job could become long term. These new variables showed some correlation toward overall job satisfaction but not as significantly as hypothesized. The results of this study can be used to help college students an their employers better understand the contributing variables of job satisfaction regarding college jobs in particular. It can also be useful for college faculty and college career centers in coaching students about how to view their college jobs' impact on future employment opportunities.
Smith, Alexander D., "Determinants of Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of College Jobs" (2010). Honors Theses. 1161.
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