To be or not to be: An investigation of accounting students’ career intentions


Ahmad, Zauwiyah and Ismail, Hishamuddin and Anantharaman, Reddiyoor Narayanaswamy (2015) To be or not to be: An investigation of accounting students’ career intentions. Education + Training, 57 (3). pp. 360-376. ISSN 0040-0912

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Purpose–The purpose of this paper is to study accounting students’ intentions to pursue their careers as accountants and modelling this within the context of Malaysian accounting education. Design/methodology/approach–Data were gathered via a questionnaire survey involving undergraduate accounting students. Factor analysis, independent sample t-tests, and multiple regressions were employed. Findings–In total, four findings were derived from this study. First, within the undergraduate accounting programmes, non-commitment towards the accounting profession can still exist. Second, intrinsic interest is a significant predictor of career intentions. Third, the influence of anticipated conflict provides a new finding in relation to accounting students’ career intentions. The last finding is concerned with the influence of internship experience on students’ career intentions

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H1-99 Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 06:58
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 06:58


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