Faculty Sponsor, if applicable
Dr. Alice Stuhlmacher
Previous literature identified that between 50-70% of college students work while attending school. During the COVID-19 pandemic, balancing work and school may have become increasingly difficult for students. The aim of this study is to analyze group differences between students of color and White students on ease of remote learning during COVID-19 and job interference measures. Data was collected during the Summer of 2020 from students from a midsize Catholic university in a Metropolitan Midwestern city (N = 1956). For this study, two questionnaires were utilized: Job Interference Scale and Ease of Remote Learning Scale. Additionally students responded to the following question, “Between all your jobs (including Federal Work-Study), in a typical week how many hours do you generally work?". A t-test was conducted to test group differences among the variables and concluded that only Ease of Remote Learning Scale had a significant difference. In almost all ease of remote learning categories, students of color had more difficulty compared to White students. Based on these results, university recommendations will be presented on how to better support students of color during remote learning.
Type of Research
Doctoral-Undergraduate Opportunity for Scholarship (DUOS)