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ERIC Number: EJ1158423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
A Comparative Study of the Perceptions of Accounting Educators and Accountants on Skills Required of Accounting Education Graduates in Automated Offices
Nwokike, Felicia Ogonnia; Eya, Gloria Mgboyibo
World Journal of Education, v5 n5 p64-70 2015
The study dealt with perception of accounting educators and senior accountants on skills required of accounting education graduates for effective job performance in automated offices. The study adopted a descriptive research design.The population consisted of 149 respondents, made up of 80 accounting educators in public tertiary institutions and 69 senior accountants in government ministries in Enugu metropolis of Enugu State, Nigeria. The entire population was used for the study and no sample was drawn. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire developed by the researcher. The instrument was validated by three experts. A 32 item questionnaire was used for data collection. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation while t-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that accounting education graduates require technology skills such as computer operations skill, word processing software, spreadsheet software etc and soft skills such as ability to analyze and interpret financial data, interact with diverse groups; Listen actively to one's boss etc for effective job performance in automated offices. The study concluded that Technology and soft skills are required by accounting education graduates for effective job performance in automated offices. It was recommended among others that technology and soft skills should be an integral part of accounting education curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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