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Impact of Lifestyle on Health Oz Assignments
Define the Problem
It has been noticed that the international students, who are studying in universities and colleges are opting for part time employment in order to support their life styles and expenses. It has been seen that along with passing time, the practice of social work while perusing higher studies has risen considerably (Bailey, 2014). Along with the rising trend, the students are finding it difficult to cope up with the difficulties of working while studying. The primary problem that these students face are maintaining a balance between their studies and the working hours (Andrews et al., 2013). Along with that the students often fail to cope up with the pressures of performing both the activities together. It has been observed that these students often work in night shifts or for late hours, as they have to attend their classes prior to that (Beiter et al., 2015). As a result, they often find it difficult to attend morning classes. Hence, as a consequence of it, either they are becoming sleep deprived or they miss morning classes. In both ways, they are subjected to stress and lose their spontaneity. In this regard, it can also be said that these students often lack in setting up clear priorities between employment and study (Mounsey, Vandehey & Diekhoff, 2013). As a result, their studies get affected in most of the cases. The purpose of the study hence is to analyze the problems these students face while handling the stress between studies and part time jobs.
Approach to the Problem
In order to understand the problems it is necessary to take up qualitative approach. The students will be interviewed regarding the problems they are facing. In addition to that, the motivational factors that are driving them to work will also be analyzed. The reason behind selecting unstructured and in depth personal interview is that it will help in the process of better understanding of the situations of these students. It will also be helpful in understanding if money is the only motivational factor that are influencing these students to work (Chernomas & Shapiro, 2013). Moreover, focus will also be given to the benefits of working while studying. The objectives of the research are:
1. Identify the possible reasons of stress amongst these students
2. The efficiency of the students in setting their priorities
3. Identifying the problems the students face in attending morning classes
4. The problems of sleep deprivation of the students working overtime.
5. To identify the reasons behind losing spontaneity
The research includes both primary and secondary data collection methods. Secondary data collection will be done taking helps of governmental websites and scholarly publications only. Whereas the primary data collection has been done by taking interviews. In addition to this, the interview methods for the research will be unstructured and will be based on a particular focus group. To perform the research, the interviews will be taken to five undergraduate and five postgraduate students who are working in different sectors. Individual depth interviews will be taken in order to have a better understanding of their situations and the problems they are facing.
While performing the qualitative research all the ethical aspects have been followed. Prior consents have been taken from the students, who have been interviewed. In addition to that while performing a qualitative research method, the students have been interviewed within a favorable and comfortable set up. No participant has been forced to answer uncomfortable questions. The fact that this research is to be done only for academic purpose is also emphasized. In addition to that the anonymity of the participants have been maintained. All the ethical guidelines will strictly be followed throughout the entire process. In collecting primary data, no participants will be forced to provide their feedbacks. Each and every participant of the survey has given consent and signed willingly before asking questions. Moreover, no symbol or logo, of any company or organization has been used in the dissertation. The fact that this research is to be done only for academic purpose is also emphasized. Hence, there will be no content that can be referred as advertisement of certain organization. All necessary permissions and authorization letters has been taken from the university, prior to the survey. In addition to this, in order to do secondary research, proper citations and credits will be given. Hence, there is no chance of the paper being plagiarized. Hence, there should not be any issue regarding violation of rules and regulation.
Secondary Research Findings
From the research it has been observed that the international students who are working part time are prone to face problems regarding maintaining the balance between their studies and work (Epstein et al., 2014). However, it has been noticed that the students who followed the prescribed norms of not working more than fifteen hours a week are able to maintain a healthy balance between studies and work. Multiple researches has already been done to specify the working hours of these students (Bailey, 2014). These findings are expected to be helpful in reaching to the conclusion that the students who are working overtime are more likely to face the problems of stress, anxiety and lack of balance between studies and work (Quaye & Harper, 2014). In this regard it can be said that the students working on their free times can also be benefitted by the experiences if they are able to maintain the balance between the two.
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2. Bailey, S. (2014). Academic writing: A handbook for international students. Routledge.
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4. Chernomas, W. M., & Shapiro, C. (2013). Stress, depression, and anxiety among undergraduate nursing students. International Journal of Nursing And HealthCare Education Scholarship, 10(1), 255-266.
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6. Mounsey, R., Vandehey, M., & Diekhoff, G. (2013). Working and non-working university students: Anxiety, depression, and grade point average. College Student Journal, 47(2), 379-389.
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