THE WORK-STUDY DILEMMA OF CZECH UNDERGADUATES

  • Jakub Fischer University of Economics, Prague
  • Hana Lipovská Masaryk University
Keywords: EUROSTUDENT V, ECTS, Work-study dilemma model, Study workload

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyse the work-study dilemma of Czech students. We examine the impact of the work and study workload on the student’s expectations for their future labour market chances. For the future formal evaluation of Czech students’ workload, it is necessary to take into account if the students’ jobs are closely connected to their field of study, which make up the important part of their education. We used a unique dataset based on the survey EUROSTUDENT V to test this challenging question. We have found that Czech full-time students almost one full-time employment studying and working in one workweek. It was proven, that students who study very hard as well as students with in-branch experience are optimistic about their future labour prospects. Business-minded students especially prefer working hours to studying at school or at home. We did not discover the importance of family background to their workload with the exception of the labour-market perspectives. Furthermore we found considerable differences between men and women’s work experience during their studies. Finally, according to the solution of the WSDM model, we proved that while working hours are substitutes for hours spent at school, the role of self-study is irreplaceable.

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Published
2014-12-31
How to Cite
Fischer, J. and Lipovská, H. (2014) ’THE WORK-STUDY DILEMMA OF CZECH UNDERGADUATES’, Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol. 7, no. 3-4, pp. 45-52. https://doi.org/10.7160/eriesj.2014.070301
Section
Research Paper