An Analysis of Taiwanese College Students’ Part-time Job Experiences, Career Orientations, and English Learning

By Yen-ju Hou.

Published by The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies

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This study aimed to investigate Taiwanese college students’ part-time job experience, career orientation, and English language learning. The participants were 91 students enrolled at a private university in south Taiwan. All were arranged to take a General English Proficiency Test (CEF, B1) and fill out a 135-item questionnaire dealing with their personal background, part-time job interest and experience, career orientation, and English proficiency. All available data was processed by SPSS. Findings showed strong relationships did exist among the variables. It was suggested that, on one hand, parents and teachers hold a positive attitude toward students working part-time, while students should keep a good balance of studying and working and try to decrease English learning anxiety for better performance.

Keywords: Part-time Job, Career Orientation, English Learning

The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies, Volume 12, Issue 1, June 2014, pp.1-16. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 19, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 831.632KB)).

Yen-ju Hou

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied English, Shu Zen Junior College of Medicine and Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan