Impact of Time Management on Students’ Academic Achievement who balance Study and Work-Life

Fitriana Fitriana, Rosmala Dewi, Wisqa Nabilah, Sabrina M Phonna


This study aims to examine the time-management behaviours, the obstacles they faced, and the solutions that students formulated in time management for those that juggle the work-life balance and academic performance. Additionally, this study also tries to discern the academic achievement of the Fashion and Design Program students who work and study at the same time. This study employs the qualitative descriptive approach with the total sample method. A total of 30 students of the Fashion and Design Program at the Faculty of Education and Teacher Training of Syiah Kuala University who balance work-life and study were involved. The data were collected through questionnaires with the help of the Google Form in order to determine the students’ time-management behaviours. The t-test was used to find out their academic achievement. The result of this study shows that almost all students practice time-management by plan making in which all their activities are listed one by one. Some of the problems they faced were late assignment submission, abstention from the class due to illness, and some of them were late for class because of work. It seemed that the reasonable solutions they formulated were by completing the pending assignment in their spare time, evaluating the completed activities, as well as reorganizing and restructuring the ruined activities. The average score of the working students’ GPA is 3.64 which were categorized under the very good section. Therefore, it can be stated that work-life does not decrease students’ academic achievement.
Keywords: Time-Management, Student who Work and Study, Academic Achievement

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