ERIC Number: ED201260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
A Comparison of Performance in College Accounting Between High School Business Majors and Liberal Arts Majors.
O'Neil, Bryan L.
Records of introductory college accounting students from 1976-78 were consulted to compare performance of those who had had exposure to bookkeeping courses in high school with those who had not. An underlying assumption was that high school counselors may be discouraging students from choosing business majors, in favor of liberal arts preparation for college. The hypothesis that high school accounting majors are underachievers was rejected; in the analysis, these students were found to perform better in college accounting. Recommendations for the high school and college include these: (1) that additional materials be used to stimulate self-paced learning; (2) that high school counselors be made aware of these results and aware that they should not discourage high school business majors; (3) that college accounting faculty do more to accommodate different student capabilities and backgrounds; and (4) that college students be given more experience in self-paced instruction. (MSE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.