Influences on the supply of accounting graduates in Australia: a focus on international students

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Jackling, Beverley and Keneley, Monica (2009) Influences on the supply of accounting graduates in Australia: a focus on international students. Accounting and Finance, 49 (1). pp. 141-159. ISSN 0810-5391

Abstract

This paper examines the influences on the potential supply of accounting graduates in Australia with reference to the personal and social influences on the decision to major in accounting using the Theory of Reasoned Action and focusing on differences between local and international students. Responses from 437 accounting majors’ found that personal attitudes linked to ‘intrinsic interest’ and ‘extrinsic interest’ was influential in choice of major. ‘Reference groups’ were an important social influence for international students. The findings have implications for government policy and the accounting profession in terms of attracting students and particularly international students, who are sufficiently interested in accounting as a career choice to address the skill shortage in Australia.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4361
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-629X.2008.00273.x
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Current > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Keywords ResPubID17176, accounting skills shortage, intrinsic and extrinsic interests, international students, gender
Citations in Scopus 38 - View on Scopus
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