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Perceptions of quality in higher education : a comparative study of Turkish and Australian business academics

Kalayci, Nurdan, Watty, Kim and Hayirsever, Fahriye 2012, Perceptions of quality in higher education : a comparative study of Turkish and Australian business academics, Quality in higher education, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 149-167, doi: 10.1080/13538322.2012.697671.

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Title Perceptions of quality in higher education : a comparative study of Turkish and Australian business academics
Author(s) Kalayci, Nurdan
Watty, Kim
Hayirsever, Fahriye
Journal name Quality in higher education
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 149
End page 167
Total pages 19
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1353-8322
1470-1081
Keyword(s) higher education
quality
transformation
excellence
accounting education
academics' perceptions
Turkey
Australia
Summary Finding a common definition of ‘quality’ in studies of quality and quality improvement in higher education institutions is very important. This study identifies the views of a key stakeholder group, academics, with reference to their beliefs (what is currently occurring) and their attitudes (what ought to be occurring) in relation to quality in their departments. The focus of this paper is on the collection of data from 64 business administration academics in Turkish universities. Face-to-face interviews were conducted using an instrument titled ‘Quality in Accounting Education Survey’. The questionnaire was developed by Watty and is based on the conceptions of quality framework, developed by Harvey and Green. The results are compared with the beliefs and attitudes of Australian accounting academics as reported in an earlier paper by Watty. The findings show that academics from Turkey adopt the perspective of quality as excellent or élitist, both in their beliefs (current situation perception) and in their attitudes (desired situation perception). This compares with the findings that Australian academics’ attitudes reflect a quality perspective as fitness for purpose in the current situation and beliefs that reflect a transformational quality perspective as the desired situation (what ought to be).
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13538322.2012.697671
Field of Research 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
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