Often times these decisions are affected by outside factors that are beyond the control of the student (i.e. One other factor that is believed to be a major influence is the existence of a significant other.
While involved in a relationship during college, one might be forced to choose either studying for school or spending time with the significant other, leaving the student with increased amounts of stress.
Robinson has also appeared regularly on RT, a channel funded by the Russian government and known for its use of “useful idiots” to lend credibility to its output, according to a study by European Values.
Since the publication of Huff Post UK’s ongoing series on disinformation in the Syria conflict, Prof Robinson and Prof Hayward have seemingly doubled-down on their claims about the reality on the ground in Syria.
Prof Piers Robinson of the University of Sheffield told Russian state media channel, Sputnik, that “powerful actors in the British government and so on [are] very, very concerned”.
Variables were calculated on a survey measuring relationship and school satisfaction. The relationship assumed between grade point average and dating status were not supported by the data.
However, students involved in a relationship experienced more stress when facing deadlines for school.
A University of Edinburgh spokesperson said: “The comments were posted on Professor Hayward’s personal blog, not on a University website.
“The University would not seek to limit the freedom of its members, as employees or in a personal capacity, to express their views within the law.” The University of Sheffield has been contacted for comment.