ERIC Number: EJ691289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
A Study of Accounting Students' Motives, Expectations and Preparedness for Higher Education
Byrne, Marann; Flood, Barbara
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v29 n2 p111-124 May 2005
Framed by the accounting education change debate and growing national concern regarding student attrition, this paper examines the perceptions of first-year students as they commence their study of accounting at an Irish university. It explores a range of factors which impact on students' learning: their motives for entering higher education, their rationale for selecting an accounting programme, their preparedness for further study and their expectations. The findings offer accounting educators the opportunity to have a greater sensitivity to, and a better understanding of, their students. This will enable better-informed curriculum, teaching and assessment within the accounting discipline, aiding students' transition to higher education and leading to higher quality learning.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Accounting, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Business Education, Expectation, Career Choice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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