The relation between number of working hours and students' level of stress, and the role of support A Master Thesis of the Strategic Human Resources Leadership Program at Radboud University
In the Netherlands many students have to deal with stress and stress is often not without consequences. One of the reasons of stress among students is combining a study and a part-time job. The main research question of this research is "To what extent is the number of working hours in a part-time job related to stress amongst students and to what extent can support from the supervisor, co-workers, organization and academic peers buffer this relationship?” The research question is answered by conducting a quantitative research among students in the Netherlands from University of Applied Sciences and University level. The research instrument used is a questionnaire and was completed by 311 students in April-May 2021. It is found that the number of working hours in a part-time job is not related to the level of stress of students, and support from the supervisor, co-workers, organization and academic peers do not buffer this relationship. Furthermore, it is found that perceived organizational support and academic peer support are negatively related to the level of stress of students. Besides, the results have shown that a part-time job is not related to the degree of stress. Practical implications are given for reducing the degree of stress of students.
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