ERIC Number: EJ1061505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining the Satisfaction Levels of Continual Professional Development Provided by a Rural Accounting Professional Body
Halabi, Abdel K.
Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, v24 n2 p59-70 2014
The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) recognises education as a lifelong process, and there is a need for continuing education and training to be available to rural communities. This paper examines the satisfaction levels of accounting continual professional development (CPD) when provided by a rural accounting professional body. Prior research has noted that rural accountants are disadvantaged when completing CPD because professional accounting bodies are city centric, and cost is prohibitive. Results of this study show that when CPD is locally provided this led to high levels of satisfaction. Implications for professional accounting bodies and rural accountants are discussed, as well as limitations and areas for further research.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Professional Continuing Education, Accounting, Professional Personnel, Access to Education, Satisfaction, Barriers, Lifelong Learning, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. P.O. Box 659, Wembly, Western Australia 6913. Tel: +08-9285-0626; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.spera.asn.au/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia