ERIC Number: EJ1041327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Does Participation in a Computer-Based Learning Program in Introductory Financial Accounting Course Lead to Choosing Accounting as a Major?
Owhoso, Vincent; Malgwi, Charles A.; Akpomi, Margaret
Journal of Education for Business, v89 n7 p367-372 2014
The authors examine whether students who completed a computer-based intervention program, designed to help them develop abilities and skills in introductory accounting, later declared accounting as a major. A sample of 1,341 students participated in the study, of which 74 completed the intervention program (computer-based assisted learning [CBAL]) and the rest did not (no computer-based assisted learning [NoCBAL]). The proportion of students who enrolled in an intermediate course and their mean grade point average, and the proportion that declared accounting as a major, were compared. The results show that a larger proportion of CBAL students declared accounting as a major compared to NoCBAL students.
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Accounting, Introductory Courses, Majors (Students), Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Grade Point Average, Minority Group Students, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Conventional Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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