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ERIC Number: EJ804827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
Advising Implications of Undergraduates' Motivations for Entering the Accounting Profession
Hurt, Robert L.; Barro, Frank
NACADA Journal, v26 n1 p19-23 Spr 2006
The accounting profession is in a state of flux--some might even say crisis. Recent ethical lapses, such as the Enron debacle, have called into question the professionalism of a few, tainting the reputation of many accountants. In this study, we examined the attitudes of accounting students at a comprehensive public university at the beginning and end of the curriculum. Results showed that both groups are motivated to become accountants by the desire to make money rather than by a desire to serve the public. We discuss advising implications of these attitudes, pointing out actions faculty and professional advisors can take to influence students' reasons for entering the accounting profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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