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Accounting for non-accounting students: what affects their performance

Ismail, Suhaiza and Kasim, Nurkamariah (2011) Accounting for non-accounting students: what affects their performance. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 3 (2). pp. 19-31. ISSN 2229-8932

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This study aims to examine the factors affecting the examination performance of non-accounting students in completing an accounting course, that is, Management Accounting. A questionnaire survey was administered to a total of 147 non-accounting students who enrolled in a Management Accounting course for a semester. The factors considered are gender, prior academic performance, year of study and learning approaches adopted which include deep, surface and strategic approaches. Using multiple regression analysis, the results reveal that prior academic performance and year of study have a positive significant impact on performance while the surface approach of learning has a negative significant impact on the performance of the students.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5096/23713
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender, learning approach, non-accounting students, performance, prior academic performance, year of study
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H62 Study and teaching. Research
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Ismail
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 08:26
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 08:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23713

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