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Determining the relationship between attendance and performance in accounting education

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Alagiah, R and Delaney, D and McManus, L, Determining the relationship between attendance and performance in accounting education, Asian Review of Accounting, 9, (1) pp. 128-138. ISSN 1321-7348 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2001 MCB UP Limited

DOI: doi:10.1108/eb060739

Abstract

This study provides some empirical evidence of the relationship between face‐to‐face contact for accounting students by comparing their performance with their attendance at tutorials. Previous research has shown that there was no significant difference in the performance of students, measured by their results, between students who attended tutorials and lectures with those who did not. Internal students who had face‐to‐face contact outscored those who did not attend lectures and tutorials. This suggests that attendance does explain performance. Consistent with previous studies, we posit that students who attended tutorials have a greater possibility of scoring a higher mean average grade than those who did not attend tutorials. We hypothesise that attendance at tutorials is useful and is conducive to better learning in accounting at the undergraduate levels. With debate about converting all accounting undergraduate courses into the flexible mode over the horizon, this study provides some empirical evidence to accounting students, accounting academics and university administrators as to the suitability of learning and teaching modes in accounting at the undergraduate level.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:accounting, education
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Research Field:Accounting Theory and Standards
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:McManus, L (Professor Lisa McManus)
ID Code:133474
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-06-28
Last Modified:2019-08-20
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