Over half of the students achieved a good or manageable work/life/study balance, whilst some experienced stress caused by conflicting priorities
A particular concern is that mature female students may have multiple roles and responsibilities that carry considerable emotional, practical and financial burdens (Edwards, Citation1993).
even mix of male and female students
all students were putting in a ‘working’ week of 59–71 hours with the balance between work and study reversed between full time and part time students.
On average full time students spent 30 hours per week studying and 16–20 hours working, whilst part time students spent 10 hours studying and 40 hours per week working
ature students, in particular, were highly motivated to achieve success in their studies despite the risk of compromising their obligations to employers and family members.
students' work/life/study balance has painted a picture of a diverse community of people who lead busy lives as they juggle study, work and personal/family life
half of the students achieved a good or manageable work/life/study balance although, for others, conflicting priorities caused stress and difficulty
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