Jobs or Clubs? Deciding on Priorities
A recent study held by two Kalamazoo College students surveyed how the current GPA of students is affected by co-curricular activities such as work, club/organizations, and other forms out of class activities. 30 people were surveyed and results showed that club activities were the most detrimental to their current college GPA. On the other hand, students who worked had little to no effect on the current GPA. It should be interesting to note, however, that whenever students had a choice on an activity (studying, clubs, etc.) the number of hours worked normally went into decline in comparison. The most interesting finding though, had to be that number of hours studied had a (small) negative correlation to current GPA, and that the strongest correlation to current GPA was high school GPA. A troubling fact, however, is that while these findings are intriguing, one must wonder how accurate they are with such a small sample size.