A Survey of Accounting Majors: Attitudes and Opinions
Giladi, K., Amoo, T. and Friedman, H. H. (2001). "A Survey of Accounting Majors: Attitudes and Opinions." National Public Accountant, 46(2), 25-27.
8 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2013
Date Written: April 1, 2001
A survey of 100 advanced accounting students was conducted to determine the opinions of accounting majors regarding such areas as why students choose accounting as a major, courses students felt were important and unimportant, and expectations regarding work and salary. The Key findings include: (1) A significant proportion of students decide on accounting as a major while still in high school; (2) Accounting is selected as a major because students feel that it will lead to a job with good income potential; and (3) Only 32% of accounting majors definitely expect to be working in accounting ten years after they graduate.
Keywords: accounting students, survey of students, attitudes of accounting students
JEL Classification: A22, A23, D81, G18, G21, I20, L20, L21, M14, M19, M31, Q20, Q38
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