Regional tertiary students and living away from home: A priceless experience that costs too much?

Christie Lewis, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Lynette Talbot, Pamela Claire Snow

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For financial reasons, an increasing number of tertiary students in Australia are forced to work long hours each week, and they are becoming more likely to be living in relative poverty. This study aimed to explore and describe the economic situation of students at a provincial Australian university campus, and the role that type of residence plays in their financial well-being. A large-scale self report survey dealing with students financial experiences during the 2003 academic year, was distributed to a convenience sample of students from across the courses offered on the campus. Quantitative data analysis was completed using SPSS and qualitative data was analysed thematically.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531 - 547
Number of pages17
JournalAustralian Journal of Social Issues
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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