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ERIC Number: EJ828524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Accounting Professionals and CPD: Attitudes and Engagement--Some Survey Evidence
Rothwell, Andrew; Herbert, Ian
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v12 n1 p121-138 Mar 2007
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a major issue in post-compulsory education at the start of the twenty-first century. This paper reports the results of a recent survey of accountancy members which explored attitudes towards CPD in relation to employability, career success and professional identity. Attitudes to CPD are chiefly correlated with identification with, and commitment to, the profession, rather than the length of time in the profession, job status, age, qualification level, or gender. Implications of this research for post-compulsory education include an enhanced understanding of the motivation to engage in CPD and the benefits professional accountants perceive as arising from this, together with which CPD activities they actually engage in. This research should help professional accounting bodies better understand some of the attitudinal factors in CPD participation, and thus improve the design and communication of their schemes. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom