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Precourt, Elena; Gainor, Maryella – Accounting Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we analyze various course- and student-related factors that affect participation grades within several college accounting classes. The second purpose is to determine whether in-class participation grades have an effect on exam performance in these classes. We find that, unlike in liberal arts and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Outcomes of Education, Grades (Scholastic)
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Morrill, Janet – Accounting Education, 2019
Internationally educated professionals (IEPs) encounter significant barriers to entry to their professions upon immigrating. Obtaining education in the new country is an effective means of improving their positions. While universities emphasize the need to attract and serve adult learners and a more diverse clientele, the specific needs of…
Descriptors: Accounting, Foreign Students, College Students, Transitional Programs
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Stanley, Trevor; Xu, Jia – Accounting Education, 2019
This exploratory study seeks to obtain the views of strategic decision-makers surrounding the implementation of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Accountancy programs in Australian universities. Using an online questionnaire with mainly open-ended questions, the results showed most respondents perceived WIL programs as important and should be offered…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Decision Making
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Holmes, Amy F.; Zhang, Shage; Harris, Benjamin – Accounting Education, 2019
Accounting instructors can embed effective writing into the curriculum, but how much instruction is enough to make a significant improvement in students' written products? In this quasi-experimental study, we compare the effect of three levels of minimal instructional intervention: all students in the study received a rubric outlining the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Writing Skills, Intervention
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Helfaya, Akrum – Accounting Education, 2019
Both assessment and feedback have a vital impact on students' learning. Using computer-based assessment (CBA) with constructive and prompt computer-based feedback (CBF) reduces the attainment gap of the new generation of digital students. Action research methodology was employed to explore students' view of utilising CBA and/or CBF in teaching and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Accounting, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students
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Beatson, Nicola J.; Berg, David A. G.; Smith, Jeffrey K. – Accounting Education, 2019
More than just intelligence is needed to learn accounting. We see from prior work that the non-cognitive aspects of learning can influence the experience for accounting students. We investigate by survey both self-efficacy beliefs [Bandura, A. (1977). Self-efficacy: toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychological Review, 84(2),…
Descriptors: College Students, Business Administration Education, Accounting, Student Attitudes
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Crawford, Ian; Wang, Zhiqi – Accounting Education, 2019
Little research attention has been paid to the effect of yearlong placements in elite accounting firms and investment banks on the social mobility of working class graduates. Using the framework of Bourdieu, this paper examines the link between placements and employment destinations of eight cohorts of accounting and finance graduates from a…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Social Mobility, Accounting, Banking
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Kotb, Amr; Abdel-Kader, Magdy; Allam, Amir; Halabi, Hussein; Franklin, Ellie – Accounting Education, 2019
Using an online questionnaire and a series of semi-structured interviews, this study seeks the perceptions of accounting educators and professional accounting bodies in the UK and Ireland on the status quo of technological developments within accounting curricula and the factors influencing this status quo. Findings suggest a fairly widespread…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
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Coetzee, Stephen A.; Leith, Karin; Schmulian, Astrid – Accounting Education, 2019
The use of social media platforms to facilitate teaching and learning requires resources (hardware and Internet access) to enable active student participation. Limited access to these resources may impair students' learning and, should the students consequently fail to graduate, tacitly contribute to their social exclusion. The results of a survey…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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Silva, Rui; Rodrigues, Ricardo; Leal, Carmem – Accounting Education, 2019
Flow theory is used in this article [Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). "The domain of creativity"] to determine whether gamified resources, named Accountingame and Marketingame, possess certain characteristics which, in the form of educational games, increase the performance of Portuguese undergraduate students attending Accounting (N = 816)…
Descriptors: Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration Education, Game Based Learning
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Christensen, Jacqueline; Harrison, Jennifer L.; Hollindale, Janice; Wood, Kayleen – Accounting Education, 2019
Accounting education has been criticised for ill-equipping graduates for professional employment, with calls for accounting students to acquire a broader range of skills. Working in teams is an important employability skill, yet students generally have negative perceptions of group work. This paper describes a different approach to group work,…
Descriptors: Accounting, Employment Potential, Skill Development, Control Groups
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Wells, Paul K. – Accounting Education, 2019
This paper seeks to redress a gap in research regarding the effect of contact with accountants (stereotype targets) on the perceptions people have of accounting. Contact with accountants has often been suggested as a strategy for changing the stereotypical perceptions people have of accounting. This study examines how contact with accountants…
Descriptors: Accounting, Professional Personnel, Misconceptions, Stereotypes
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Bobe, Belete J.; Cooper, Barry J. – Accounting Education, 2019
Employing the approaches to learning theoretical framework, this study examines the effects of language proficiency on overall student satisfaction with a unit of study mediated by approaches to learning accounting. Survey data was gathered from undergraduate second year accounting students from an Australian and an Ethiopian universities using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Student Satisfaction, Undergraduate Students
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Miley, Frances; Read, Andrew – Accounting Education, 2019
In order to engage students who have difficulty with the dominant world-view presented by accounting, or who have negative views of accounting, a different approach to teaching is required. We developed the concept of "pragmatic postmodernism" in the teaching of accounting to merge a postmodern teaching philosophy with the constraints…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, College Students, Postmodernism
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Douglas, Shonagh; Gammie, Elizabeth – Accounting Education, 2019
Non-technical skills are essential for today's professional accountant who operates in a dynamic socio-technical environment. Accounting degrees have continued to be criticised for failing to develop these skills to the required level. In the Scottish location of this study, employers have responded by seeking out graduates from non-accounting…
Descriptors: Accounting, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Decision Making
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