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ERIC Number: EJ788603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
An International Study of Career Drivers of Accounting Students in Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong
Chia, Yew Ming; Koh, Hian Chye; Pragasam, John
Journal of Education and Work, v21 n1 p41-60 Feb 2008
This is a comparative study of the career drivers of accounting students in Singapore, Australia and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The study examines the motivational factors that steer accounting students into choosing accounting as a programme of study in their respective countries. Comparative analyses are performed to examine the importance of each career driver, taking into consideration gender and country/institutional variables. The results indicate significant differences between male and female students with respect to the importance of the following career drivers: search for meaning, security, material rewards and creativity. Significant differences are also found among countries/institutions and the importance of career drivers such as expertise, status, security, affiliation and creativity. The study concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings for both the profession and academic educators as well as suggestions for future research. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Hong Kong; Singapore