The Effect of Accounting Conservatism on Earning Quality

31 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2017

Date Written: June 24, 2017


The purpose research is to examine other variables that also affect the relationship between conservatism and earnings quality. Good Corporate Governance is a set of mechanisms that can protect minority shareholders from expropriation by managers and insider shareholders with an emphasis on legal mechanisms.

Data Population are companies listed in Indonesia Stock Exchange during the period 2010-20015. The sample selection is based on purposive sampling method with the purpose of obtaining a representative sample. An Alternative measure of accounting conservatism used is the instrumental variables of Accounting conservatism (VIKV) developed by Lo (2005). The quality of earnings can be measured through discretionary accruals calculated by way of setting aside total accruals (TACC) and nondiscretionary accruals (NDACC). In calculating DACC, Modified Jones Model is used because it is considered better among other models to measure earnings management (Dechow et al., 1995).

The results of this study indicate that the Instrumental Variables Conservatism (VIK) has a significant positive effect on the Earning Quality. This means that management positively signals the application of accounting conservatism within the company and has an impact on improving the quality of earnings. The next investor is expected to provide more valuations by providing a high premium for the company's stock price.

Keywords: Accounting Conservatism, Good Corporate Governance, Earning Quality, Modified Jones Model

Suggested Citation

Asri, Marselinus, The Effect of Accounting Conservatism on Earning Quality (June 24, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

Marselinus Asri (Contact Author)

Atma Jaya Makassar University ( email )

Jl..Tanjung Alang No.23
Makassar, South Sulawesi 90233

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