Challenges Encountered By Working Students that Affect their Academic Performance
Keywords:working students, challenges
A working student is a person who works and goes to school as a student at the same time. Being a working student needs considerable effort not only in his work but also in his studies. Being a working student is extremely hard because they need to give 100% of their attention when they are in school and give 100% of their strength when they work. This research used quantitative research and descriptive method to describe the characteristics of a population being studied. Survey questionnaires were administered to 50Grade 12 Performing Arts students who were chosen through purposive sampling. The survey questionnaire was constructed to determine the challenges encountered by the working students that affect their academic performance. The result of the study showed that in terms of working students, the weighted mean of the respondents was 3.7, which strongly agreed that the financial aspect is the major challenge encountered by working students that affect their academic performance. Meanwhile, the weighted means of the respondents was 3.1, which agreed that time management is a minor challenge encountered by working students that affect their academic performance. The weighted mean of the respondents was 3.25, which agreed that priorities are also a minor challenge encountered by working students that affects their academic performance. The researchers recommended the following in terms of time management. If you are a working student, then you should know how to manage your time. A working student should know how to spend his or her time equally between study and work., plan everything, and do plan strategies. In terms of priorities, there will be a moment that working students have to choose between work and school; working students should know what is more important to prioritize; even if you are tired, you have to push yourself and be determined regarding the things that you need to do. One should prioritize their goal to achieve their dreams. In terms of the financial aspect, working students should save more for future expenses, use their money on things that they need and not on things that they want, know how to budget their money, practice effective strategies to save money.