Factors Affecting Academic Performance of University Evening Students
Maruzzella Rossi

Most of the literature analyzing the factors which affect academic achievement in higher education focuses on the performance of students enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs. Although most of the universities have increased their supply of part-time and evening undergraduate programs in order to attract mature students who are currently working, there is little research analyzing the performance of this type of students. Using a survey of 808 students from evening undergraduate programs, I analyzed the effects of current employment status and former socioeconomic status on academic performance. Although that most of the research focused on full-time students have found a positive correlation between academic performance and family socioeconomic status, and a negative relationship between academic performance and working, I find that there is no such relationship in the case of evening students.

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