Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate if employment location, on-campus versus off-campus, impacted student success. Four factors of student success were evaluated: (a) persistence, (b) satisfaction, (c) high-level learning, and (d) personal development. Additionally, employment location and its impact on student success were evaluated for a subpopulation of underrepresented students who self-identified with at least one of the following communities: (a) Black or Latinx, (b) first-generation college, (c) transfer students, (d) LGBTQ, (e) active military or veteran, (f) person with disabilities, and (g) from a low socioeconomic background. Data collected from a survey produced 2,250 responses to be analyzed. All mean scale scores for the student success factors were significantly lower for off-campus student employees than on-campus student employees. Underrepresented student employees reported lower levels of student success than their non-underrepresented peers. Educational leaders should evaluate the benefits of on-campus employment opportunities when making policy and funding decisions related to student employment programs.

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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Gordon, William

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Degree Program

Educational Leadership; Executive

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008602;DP0025333

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0025333

Language

English

Release Date

August 2026

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

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