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Sources of Financial Support and Academic Performance in Economics Principles Courses


Dagney Faulk


Ball State University - Center for Business and Economic Research

Arun K. Srinivasan


Indiana University Southeast - School of Business

Jon Bingham


Indiana University Southeast - School of Business

November 1, 2010


Abstract:     
In this paper, we examine two factors that may affect student achievement in economics principles courses. First, we examine the effect of working for pay on course performance at a commuter school where 70 percent of the student body works for pay at least part time. Second, we examine how the sources of funds (ranging from self-financing to loans) used to pay for college affect student achievement. We find that working for pay is negatively associated with course performance and that the sources of education financing have differential effects on the course grade with employer financing (14.75 percentage points higher) and loans (8.59 percentage points higher) having positive and significant effects and other sources of financing (scholarships, financial aid, self financing) not having significant effects.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: Course Performance, Economic Principles, Sources of Funding for Higher Education, Financial Aid

JEL Classification: A22

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Date posted: November 19, 2010  

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Faulk, Dagney and Srinivasan, Arun K. and Bingham, Jon, Sources of Financial Support and Academic Performance in Economics Principles Courses (November 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1711172 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1711172

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Dagney Faulk (Contact Author)
Ball State University - Center for Business and Economic Research ( email )
Muncie, IN 47306-0340
United States
765-285-5152 (Phone)
765-285-8024 (Fax)
Arun K. Srinivasan
Indiana University Southeast - School of Business ( email )
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
United States
812-941-2067 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://homepages.ius.edu/asriniva
Jon Bingham
Indiana University Southeast - School of Business ( email )
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
United States
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