Work-life balance involves the management of work and social responsibilities. Specifically, it describes the ability to meet the demands of multiple roles involving academics, social, personal, and professional life. Literature has shown that there is an increasing number of students who are working while taking classes at a university. Previous research has described how young adults balance working and going to school and how work hours influence student’s mental, physical, and health behaviors. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between a student’s ability to balance work demands, student and life responsibilities, and health outcomes. Using a cross-sectional design, differences between quality of life and work-life management among college students was measured with the 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) and the Work-Life Balance survey. The survey questions were built in the online survey system, Qualtrics, and distributed to students through a campus-wide email. Collected data was downloaded into SPSS, and statistical significance between quality of life, work-life balance, and student demographics was analyzed using one-way ANOVA. Results of this study showed a significant difference in work-life balance and quality of life scores between working and non-working students as well as among students’ age, gender, class status, major, work hours, work location, and sleep.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Health Sciences Pre-Clinical
Vernet, Emily, "Impact of Work-Life Balance on Health-Related Quality of Life Among College Students" (2019). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 650.