A comparison study of Libyan and Australian accounting students in their perceptions of empowerment

Zraa, Wahida and Kavanagh, Marie and Johnson Morgan, Melissa (2012) A comparison study of Libyan and Australian accounting students in their perceptions of empowerment. In: 2012 Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (AFAANZ 2012), 1-3 July 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

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The concept of empowerment was introduced into accounting education research by Zraa et al. (2011). The authors’ purpose is to compare traditional educational environment in Libya with collaborative education in Australia and how these affect the students’ perceptions of empowerment in accounting courses. The research also investigates the relationship of empowerment with classroom instruction. This study involved a survey of 409 students who were studying the first year of business degree institutions in Libya and Australia. Data were analysed using reliability tests, factor analysis, t-tests and correlations. The results indicate that Australian students are more empowered than Libyan students. The difference may attribute to culture impact and classroom instruction. In addition, the result revealed that classroom instruction methods influence student empowerment.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no. 68. Authors retain copyright.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2013 02:27
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 04:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: students empowerment; accounting course perceptions; accounting education
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21540

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