iIndicator Details

% Work 15+ Hr/Wk of Students Who Work (H)

Short Definition: % of students who work 15 hours per week or more of those who work

Long Definition:

The percent of students who work within a given school who said they work 15 or more hours per week.

This question was answered as part of the SurveyWorks questionnaire and was included in the surveys for middle and high school students. SurveyWorks is the Rhode Island Department of Education's new opinions-and-perceptions survey and is administered annually to all students in grades 4-12. SurveyWorks is age appropriate for each level elementary, middle and high school but it covers roughly the same areas of questioning for all three levels.

Agency Source: RIDE

Time Period(s):
School Year 2009-10,  2010-11,  2011-12,  2012-13,  2013-14

Geographies: School

Data Type: Numeric


As afterschool hours are the peak time for involvement in risky behaviors, this indicator allows for comparison of adolescents' afterschool involvement with their involvement in risky behaviors.


This question was only asked of high school students who answered 'work for money' (2013-14 and 2012-13) or 'work' (2011-12, 2010-11, and 2009-10) as something they do 'after school or on the weekends/ outside of school.' See '% Paid Work after School' indicator.

The response options vary between years, making it difficult to identify one cut-off. In 2012-13 and 2013-14, the options were: 1-5 hours; 6-10 hours; 11-15 hours; 15-20 hours; and more than 20 hours. For those years, the options '15-20 hours' and 'more than 20 hours' are included in this indicator. In 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12, the options were: 1-8 hours; 9-16 hours; 17-24 hours; 25-32 hours; and 33-40 hours. For those years, the options '17-24 hours', 25-32 hours', and '33-40 hours' are included in this indicator.

This information is self-reported.

Universe: Students enrolled in grades 9-12 in a RI public school who participated in the SurveyWorks survey.

Tags: Out-Of-School-Time, Work, SurveyWorks!, Extracurricular activities, After School

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