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Malaysian accounting educators’ perceptions on ethics education in the accounting curriculum

Win, Yin Yin and Ismail, Suhaiza and Abdul Hamid, Fatima (2014) Malaysian accounting educators’ perceptions on ethics education in the accounting curriculum. Malaysian Accounting Review, 13 (1). pp. 1-25. ISSN 1675-4077

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to investigate ethics education in the accounting curricula of public universities in Malaysia based on the perception of the educators. Specifically, the study explores preparedness of educators in teaching ethics, preferred methods of ethics instruction, and educators’ perceptions of the importance of ethics integration. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire survey was distributed to 370 accounting educators in various public universities in Malaysia. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Basically, rudimentary statistical analysis techniques of frequency, percentage and central tendency were used to answer the research questions. Findings: The findings revealed that accounting educators agree on the importance of ethics education to satisfy the profession’s needs. However, different opinions exist among educators on the adequacy of ethics education scope. Originality/value: The present study is one of the few studies that explore the current status of ethics integration in the accounting curriculum or the perception of accounting educators on this issue particularly from a developing country perspective. Keywords: Ethics education, accounting, educators, teaching, public universities, Malaysia

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2424/39227
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethics education, accounting, educators, teaching, public universities, Malaysia
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: Assoc Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Ismail
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 16:36
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 10:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39227

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