A comparison of Libyan and Australian students' perceptions of empowerment in accounting courses

Zraa, Wahida and Kavanagh, Marie and Johnson Morgan, Melissa (2012) A comparison of Libyan and Australian students' perceptions of empowerment in accounting courses. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 8 (11). pp. 1611-1622. ISSN 1548-6583

Abstract

The concept of empowerment was introduced into accounting education research by Zraa et al. (2011). The authors' purpose is to compare Libyan and Australian students' perceptions of empowerment in accounting courses and investigate their relationships with classroom instruction. This study involved a survey to 409 students who were studying the first year of a business degree at institutions in Libya and Australia. Observations and interviews were also conducted. Data were analysed using reliability tests, factor analysis, t-tests and correlations. The results indicate that Australian students are more empowered than Libyan students. In addition, the result revealed that classroom instruction methods influence student empowerment.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The Copyright of this paper is owned by David Publishing Company. However, it is available on the publisher's website. The journal is peer-reviewed. All papers suitable for the journal will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2013 00:21
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 02:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: students empowerment; accounting course perceptions; accounting education
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21489

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