According to Albert Bandura known for his Social Cognitive Theory, it is a theory based on the ideas that people learn by watching what others do, and that human perception processes are central to understanding personality. This theory provides a framework for understanding and predicting.
According to Lazarus and Folkman cognitive relational theory defines stress as a particular relationship between the person and the environment that is appraised by the person as taxing or exceeding his or her resources and endangering his or her well-being.
According to Furr and Elling (2000), 29% of the students working 30-39 hours per week and 39% of those students working full time indicated that work had a negative and frequent impact on their academic progress. Those who take on part-time jobs are less engaged in school before they enter the labor force, and part-time employment, “especially for more than 20 hours weekly, further exacerbates this problem”(Steinberg et al., 1993, p. 175). Furr and Elling (2000) also found that upperclassmen worked more hours than freshmen, indicating that the older students would be more likely to suffer in their academics. Therefore, working full time has an even greater impact on academics because, often times, working 40 or more hours further decreases a student’s college grade point average (GPA) and is negatively related to completion of a bachelor’s degree (Astin, 1993).