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ERIC Number: EJ1011941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Economic Education and Student Performance in the Business Discipline: Implications for Curriculum Planning
Islam, Muhammad M.; Islam, Faridul
Journal of Economic Education, v44 n1 p17-31 2013
The authors conducted an empirical examination of the relationship between extra-normal ability (inability) in principles of economics courses and student performance in the various areas of the business discipline such as finance, marketing, management, and accounting. Extra-normal ability is defined as the part of an economics grade that cannot be explained by a student's general academic ability. The authors found the relationships to be disparate. Performances in finance and management were found to be related to extra-normal ability in both micro- and macroeconomic principles; for marketing, performance was found to be related only to microeconomics, and it was found to be unrelated in accounting and economics principles. The authors argue that effective curriculum designs should involve variation of economics emphasis across the different business concentrations. (Contains 9 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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