Factors Influencing Students' Choice of Accounting as a Major: Further Evidence from Kuwait

Global Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 7, No. 1, Pp.165 – 177, March 2016

13 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2017

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Faisal Alanezi

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (Kuwait)

Mishari Alfraih

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (Kuwait)

Ayman E. Haddad

American University of Kuwait

Noura Altaher

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (Kuwait)

Date Written: March 14, 2016

Abstract

The objective of this study is to explore the factors influencing the decision of the students on two-year College education to accept the offer of accounting as a major. The study examines the influence of variables such as career opportunities, family members and friends, and earnings potential on students’ decision to accept the offer of accounting major. A survey was conducted among all students majoring in accounting at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training College. The findings reveal that career opportunities, prestige, and interesting subject have a significant influence on the students’ decision to opt for accounting as a major. The results also show no impact of gender, or the type of high school education, on the decision of students major in accounting.

Keywords: Accounting Education, College of Business Studies, Accounting Major, Accounting Students' Career Choice, Kuwait

JEL Classification: M41

Suggested Citation

Alanezi, Faisal and Alfraih, Mishari and Haddad, Ayman E. and Altaher, Noura, Factors Influencing Students' Choice of Accounting as a Major: Further Evidence from Kuwait (March 14, 2016). Global Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 7, No. 1, Pp.165 – 177, March 2016 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2899475

Faisal Alanezi

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (Kuwait) ( email )

P. 23167 b, Safat
Adailiya - Block 4 vs. Third Ring
Kuwait City, 13092
Kuwait

Mishari Alfraih

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (Kuwait) ( email )

P. 23167 b, Safat
Adailiya - Block 4 vs. Third Ring
Kuwait City, 13092
Kuwait

Ayman E. Haddad (Contact Author)

American University of Kuwait ( email )

Department of Accounting
Kuwait, 13034
Kuwait

Noura Altaher

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (Kuwait)

P. 23167 b, Safat
Adailiya - Block 4 vs. Third Ring
Kuwait City, 13092
Kuwait

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