The relationships between students' empowerment, students' performance, accounting course perceptions and classroom instruction in accounting

Zraa, Wahida and Imran, Sophia and Kavanagh, Marie and Morgan, Melissa (2011) The relationships between students' empowerment, students' performance, accounting course perceptions and classroom instruction in accounting. In: 15th International Business Research Conference, 21-23 Nov 2011 , Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

The concept of empowerment has been introduced in communication studies, however, it has not been introduced in accounting education research. The authors’ purpose is to introduce the concept of empowerment in accounting education and investigate its relationship with accounting course perceptions, students’ academic performance, and classroom instruction. Previous work has concluded that empowerment is primarily influenced by teacher behaviour. Whereas, the student’s temperament and learning orientation has little impact on empowerment. This study administered a survey questionnaire to 162 students who were studying the first year of a business degree institution in Australia. Observations and interviews were also conducted. Data was analysed using reliability tests, factor analysis, and correlations. The results indicate that, course perceptions and classroom instructions influence student empowerment, but no correlation was found with student’s academic performance.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Ms Christine Hazel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2012 14:51
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2012 07:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: students’ empowerment, accounting course perceptions, students’ academic performance, and accounting education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20345

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