The purpose of this study was to explore the links among the variables of work
experience, self-efficacy, and academic performance of college students. Specifically, the
study predicted that the number of work experiences and skills, and the relevance of job experiences would be positively linked to student academic performance (GPA) and self-efficacy. Moreover, I predicted that self-efficacy would be positively correlated
with GPA. Using data collected from 127 students in this study, analyses showed that the
number of job skills learned was positively related to GPA and self-efficacy. Further
research in the field of industrial/organizational psychology can help determine what
strategies institutions and college students can take to increase student grade point
average and sense of self-efficacy.