Student characteristics and approaches to learning: a cross-cultural study

Donald, John and Jackling, Beverley 2007, Student characteristics and approaches to learning: a cross-cultural study, in Innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 2007 : proceedings of the second innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 31 January - 2 February, Hobart, Tasmania, School of Accounting & Corporate Governance, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tas., pp. 1-23.

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Title Student characteristics and approaches to learning: a cross-cultural study
Author(s) Donald, John
Jackling, Beverley
Conference name International Conference on Innovation in Accounting and Corporate Governance Education (2nd : 2007 : Hobart, Tas.)
Conference location Hobart, Tasmania
Conference dates 31 January-2 February 2007
Title of proceedings Innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 2007 : proceedings of the second innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 31 January - 2 February, Hobart, Tasmania
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2007
Conference series Innovation in Accounting and Corporate Governance Education Conference
Start page 1
End page 23
Publisher School of Accounting & Corporate Governance, University of Tasmania
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Summary The principal aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the cultural background of students and their learning approaches in a tertiary accounting program. While prior research in this area has more generally focused on the investigation of the learning approaches of accounting students, there appears to have been little investigation into the learning approaches of students from different cultures who are studying together at the same institution. The paper presents the results of a study of 550 students enrolled in an undergraduate accounting program at a multi-campus Victorian university where learning approaches and cultural background variables were investigated together with other background variables such as gender and age.

The findings extend prior research on the impact cultural factors may have on the learning approaches of accounting students and also assists in clarifying the relationship between memorisation in the process of learning given the diverse ways that students from different cultures study accounting.
ISBN 9781862953758
1862953759
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007916

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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