Motives, expectations, preparedness and academic performance: a study of students of accounting at a spanish university

Arquero, José L. and Byrne, Marann and Flood, Bárbara and González, José María (2009) Motives, expectations, preparedness and academic performance: a study of students of accounting at a spanish university. pp. 279-299. ISSN 1138-4891

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Abstract

Understanding the motives, expectations and preparedness of students is important for accounting educators, as they seek to develop learning environments that promote high quality learning outcomes. This paper examines these factors with a sample of entry level students on a Business and Management degree at a Spanish university. The study also explores the influence of these antecedent variables on academic performance in the first accounting module. The data were collected using a Spanish version of the MEPU questionnaire, which was developed by Byrne and Flood (2005 and 2007). The analysis revealed that students are motivated by a combination of intrinsic and vocationally-oriented factors and feel well prepared for higher education. Interest in accounting, experience of the subject at school, academic self-confidence and university access scores were all significantly correlated with performance. Some interesting gender differences were identified and variation among regular and repeating students was also examined.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2015 16:07
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2016 14:36
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1725

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