Chia, Yew Ming and Koh, Hian Chye and Pragasam, John (2008) An international study of career drivers of accounting students in Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. Journal of Education and Work , 21 (1). pp. 41-60. ISSN 1363-9080
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Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/13639080801957014
This is a comparative study of the career drivers of accounting students in Singapore, Australia and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The study examines the motivational factors that steer accounting students into choosing accounting as a programme of study in their respective countries. Comparative analyses are performed to examine the importance of each career driver, taking into consideration gender and country/institutional variables. The results indicate significant differences between male and female students with respect to the importance of the following career drivers: search for meaning, security, material rewards and creativity. Significant differences are also found among countries/institutions and the importance of career drivers such as expertise, status, security, affiliation and creativity. The study concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings for both the profession and academic educators as well as suggestions for future research.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||accounting education; career drivers; gender; culture; Singapore; Australia; Hong Kong|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education|
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education|
|Deposited On:||30 Oct 2012 22:28|
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