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Student Learning Perceptions: Evidence from an Introductory Accounting Course

Business Education & Administration, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 9-20, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2012  

Bonnie P. Stivers

Morehouse College

Emmanuel Onifade

Morehouse College

Ruthie Reynolds

Howard University

Date Written: January 4, 2012

Abstract

This study sought to examine students’ perceptions of their learning experience in the introductory accounting courses at three colleges and universities in the United States. Questionnaire responses were collected from 375 students at the end of the second introductory course. The student population consisted primarily of business students. The study identified a set of six factors that represent students’ learning experience in introductory accounting. The identified set includes: accounting basics, how to learn, job satisfaction, accounting agencies, career opportunities, and career prestige. These study results provide important feedback for the process of redesigning undergraduate accounting curricula to improve students’ learning experience in the introductory courses.

Keywords: introductory accounting, student perceptions, business education, accounting curricula

JEL Classification: A22, A23, M40

Suggested Citation

Stivers, Bonnie P. and Onifade, Emmanuel and Reynolds, Ruthie, Student Learning Perceptions: Evidence from an Introductory Accounting Course (January 4, 2012). Business Education & Administration, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 9-20, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1947101

Bonnie P. Stivers (Contact Author)

Morehouse College ( email )

830 Westview Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
United States

Emmanuel Onifade

Morehouse College ( email )

830 Westview Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
United States

Ruthie Reynolds

Howard University ( email )

2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
United States

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