Steadfastly Dauntless: Excellent Students in the Midst of Challenging Working Environment

  • Daisy N. Baniaga College of Education, Wesleyan University-Philippines
  • Carmella A. Porquerino College of Education, Wesleyan University-Philippines
  • Levie T. Vidad College of Education, Wesleyan University-Philippines
  • Gener S. Subia Graduate School, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, Cabanatuan City, Philippines
Keywords: working student, achiever, motivation, fruits of labor

Abstract

This phenomenological research was conducted to investigate the experiences of working college students that helped them greatly achieve excellence in school as well as in their workplaces.  Participants of this study were honor students who are currently working in part-time basis. Results revealed that there are six major themes with corresponding sub-themes in analyzing the life of working student achievers. These are: a.Eco-Social Condition (education support, number of family members and family income); b.Fortitude (nature and hours of work); c.Motivations (family-financial status and personal growth);d. Difficulties (student roles and rest and leisure time); e. Fruits of Labor(academic achievement and work incentives and promotions); and f.Virtues Developed(perseverance and determination).

Published
2018-07-06
How to Cite
Baniaga, D. N., Porquerino, C. A., Vidad, L. T., & Subia, G. S. (2018). Steadfastly Dauntless: Excellent Students in the Midst of Challenging Working Environment. International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences, 3(4), 488-492. Retrieved from https://ijels.com/ojs/index.php/ijels/article/view/45