Perceptions of generic skill development : international and local accounting students in Australia

Jackling, Beverley and Keneley, Monica 2009, Perceptions of generic skill development : international and local accounting students in Australia, in AFAANZ 2009 : Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, AFAANZ, Adelaide, S. Aust., pp. 1-31.

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Title Perceptions of generic skill development : international and local accounting students in Australia
Author(s) Jackling, Beverley
Keneley, Monica
Conference name Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. Conference (2009 : Adelaide, South Australia)
Conference location Adelaide, South Australia
Conference dates 5-7 July 2009
Title of proceedings AFAANZ 2009 : Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference
Start page 1
End page 31
Total pages 31
Publisher AFAANZ
Place of publication Adelaide, S. Aust.
Summary In recent times, the growing emphasis on graduate outcomes has led to a consensus amongst educators, employers and other stakeholders that a better mix of technical and generic skills should be fostered in accounting students. Given the increased importance placed on generic skill acquisition, this study seeks to gain an understanding of undergraduate accounting students’ perceptions of the skills they feel they acquire during their studies. The increased diversity of the background of students studying accounting in Australia has also raised concerns about the acquisition of generic skills among various student cohorts. Using a case study of accounting students studying at an Australian university, a logistic regression model is applied to determine differences in perceptions of generic skill development between two student cohorts (local and international). The findings indicate that while both groups perceived their degree studies contributed to the development of generic skills, international students thought that their studies aided the development of generic skills more so than local students. Furthermore, it appears that some skills appear to be more successfully integrated into the curriculum than others.
Language eng
Field of Research 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2009, AFAANZ
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022682

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