Exogenous and Endogenous Factors Impacting Student Performance in Undergraduate Accounting Modules

Accounting Education: An International Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 51-73, 2009

35 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2009

Date Written: December 2, 2009

Abstract

The objective of this study is to explore cross-sectionally the potential determinants of academic performance in undergraduate accounting modules for non-accounting degree students. The econometric model employs both student-oriented endogenous factors (e.g. age, gender) as well as student-exogenous factors (e.g. quality of teaching, exam structure). The univariate and multivariate analyses indicate that both factors play a significant role in student performance. The findings based on the implications of endogenous factors could provide some recommendations about university student admissions and budgeting policies, whilst those based on the implications of exogenous factors could help review student assessment and academic staff recruitment policies, as well as quality of teaching.

Keywords: Performance, exogenous factors, factor analysis, nonspecialist, undergraduate accounting

JEL Classification: M41, A22

Suggested Citation

Guney, Yilmaz, Exogenous and Endogenous Factors Impacting Student Performance in Undergraduate Accounting Modules (December 2, 2009). Accounting Education: An International Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 51-73, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1517085

Yilmaz Guney (Contact Author)

University of Hull ( email )

Hull, HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.hull.ac.uk/faculties/fblp/hubs.aspx

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