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Lento, Camillo; Sayed, Naqi; Bujaki, Merridee – Accounting Education, 2018
We examine differences between male and female accounting faculty members' perceptions of academic dishonesty and their uses of controls to prevent academically dishonest behaviour. We use socialization concepts to motivate our examination of these differences. Specifically, we find that females generally perceive academic dishonesty to be a more…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Socialization, Cheating, College Faculty
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Caplan, Dennis; Mortenson, Kristian G.; Lester, Marisa – Accounting Education, 2018
Research shows that college students exhibit bias in their forecasts of exam performance. Most students are overconfident in their forecasts, academically weaker students are the most overconfident, and top-performing students are underconfident. The literature identifies negative repercussions of these biases, including inadequate preparation for…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Esteem, Incentives, Grade Prediction
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Lima Rodrigues, Lúcia; Pinho, Carlos; Bugarim, Maria Clara; Craig, Russell; Machado, Diego – Accounting Education, 2018
This paper explores factors that have affected the success of candidates in the professional entry exam conducted by Brazil's Federal Council of Accounting. We analyse results of 18,948 candidates who sat for the exam in 2012, using a logistic regression model and the key indicators used by government to monitor the performance of higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Occupational Tests, Success
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Abbott, Jean Ingersoll; Palatnik, Barry R. – Accounting Education, 2018
The purpose of this action research study is to learn directly from undergraduate students, through focus groups, about their experiences in their first accounting class, especially about the students' knowledge and practice of critical thinking and about which classroom experiences engaged their attention and enhanced learning. The findings show…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Accounting, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students
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Coady, Peggy; Byrne, Seán; Casey, John – Accounting Education, 2018
This paper presents evidence of employer and graduate attitudes on the skill set requirements for professional accountants, and whether university accounting programs develop these skills, and in particular emotional intelligence (EI) skills. We use priority indices and strategic mapping to evaluate the positioning of 31 skills. This analysis…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Job Skills, Accounting, Employer Attitudes
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Miihkinen, Antti; Virtanen, Tuija – Accounting Education, 2018
This study describes the results of a project that focused on developing an assessment rubric to be used as the assessment criteria for the written thesis of accounting majors and the quality of the coursework during the seminar. We used descriptive analysis and the survey method to collect information for the development work and to examine the…
Descriptors: College Students, Business Administration Education, Accounting, Majors (Students)
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Peng, Jacob; Abdullah, Ira – Accounting Education, 2018
The emphases of student involvement and meaningful engagement in the learner-centered education model have created a new paradigm in an effort to generate a more engaging learning environment. This study examines the success of using different simulation platforms in creating a market simulation to teach business processes in the accounting…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Accounting
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Abayadeera, Nadana; Mihret, Dessalegn Getie; Hewa Dulige, Jayasinghe – Accounting Education, 2018
Teaching effectiveness of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNEST) in accounting, economics and finance has become a significant issue due to the increasing trend of hiring NNEST in business schools. However, the literature has focused on the English language competence of NNEST, which is only one element of the factors that influence teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Smith, Sarah Jane; Urquhart, Vivien – Accounting Education, 2018
Assessment lies at the centre of PhD degree quality standards, with quality assurance relying on independent external examiners. This study investigates the role of the viva and the selection of external examiners from within the accounting and finance discipline across UK institutions. A questionnaire survey and follow-up interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Doctoral Programs, Accounting
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Seow, Jean Lin; Gowri Shankar, Premila – Accounting Education, 2018
We investigate whether short-term in-class team-skills guidance impacts the perceptions of accounting students with lone wolf tendencies on team work, and peer evaluation systems adopted in team work. We find that students with greater lone wolf tendencies see fewer benefits from engaging in team work and are also less comfortable with peer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Accounting, Teamwork
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Healy, Margaret; Doran, John; McCutcheon, Maeve – Accounting Education, 2018
Studies of cooperative learning have focused largely on specific interventions within individual modules. The aim of this paper is to examine the student perceptions of their cumulative experiences at the end of a four-year undergraduate programme, during which cooperative learning work was implemented in a piecemeal manner, and explore how gender…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Outcomes of Education, Academic Ability, Transfer of Training
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Sridharan, Bhavani; Muttakin, Mohammad Badrul; Mihret, Dessalegn Getie – Accounting Education, 2018
Despite increasing demands by stakeholders to instil teamwork skills in accounting graduates, the assessment practices associated with teamwork in the accounting curricula are not yet well developed. This study examined the association between students' perceptions of peer assessment attributes (i.e. anonymity, question relevance and mark…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Peer Evaluation, Teamwork, Masters Programs
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Bautista-Mesa, Rafael; Molina Sánchez, Horacio; Ramírez Sobrino, Jesús Nicolás – Accounting Education, 2018
This paper describes an audit workplace simulation and investigates its effects on students' perceptions of competences, required as important in the auditing industry. Within the competence-based teaching framework, this training activity involves cooperative learning as it combines first-undergraduate and senior students within one team. First,…
Descriptors: Accounting, Audits (Verification), Undergraduate Students, Competence
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Opdecam, Evelien; Everaert, Patricia – Accounting Education, 2018
Accounting education faces significant challenges in many countries as it seeks to meet the demand of the profession in the twenty-first century. One of those requirements is that young professionals have teamwork skills. Therefore, many universities include group work activities in their curriculum. In the daily experience, however, students and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Misconceptions, Teamwork, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Jonick, Christine; Schneider, Jennifer; Boylan, Daniel – Accounting Education, 2017
The purpose of the research is to examine the effect of different response formats on student performance on introductory accounting exam questions. The study analyzes 1104 accounting students' responses to quantitative questions presented in two formats: multiple-choice and fill-in. Findings indicate that response format impacts student…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Accounting, Test Format, Multiple Choice Tests
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