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Sources of Financial Support and Academic Performance in Economics Principles Courses

32 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2010  

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

Date Written: 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.

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

JEL Classification: A22

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1711172 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1711172

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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