Students’ attendance at management accounting classes – reasons and the effect on academic performance / Rosiatimah Mohd Isa and Azrul Abdullah

Mohd Isa, Rosiatimah and Abdullah, Azrul (2009) Students’ attendance at management accounting classes – reasons and the effect on academic performance / Rosiatimah Mohd Isa and Azrul Abdullah. Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ), 6 (1). pp. 87-106. ISSN 1675-7017

Abstract

This study explores the reasons for non-attendance and what motivates those who attend management accounting classes at undergraduate level of the accounting program and investigate the impact of attendance upon academic
performance on the course. The subjects of the research were students in three undergraduate programs of Accountancy Faculty at UiTM Perlis namely Diploma in Accountancy, Diploma in Accounting and Information System and Bachelor of Accountancy who took the highest level of management accounting courses at their respective programs. The total number of students involved was 121 students. A short questionnaire and class attendance records were used for this survey. The highest mean score cited for the reasons students attending management accounting class was ‘to learn, to understand, and to increase their knowledge on the course’. Students’ preoccupation with
assignments and study for other tests, and genuine health reasons were ranked highly for reasons non-attendance reasons. A clear positive relationship between attendance and academic performance was evident.

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Item Type: Article
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Mohd Isa, Rosiatimah
rosiatimah@perlis.uitm.edu.my
Abdullah, Azrul
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > School life. Student manners and customs. Students > Time management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > School life. Student manners and customs. Students > Moral, religious, and physical life of students. Student conduct and behavior
L Education > LG Individual institutions > Asia > Malaysia > Universiti Teknologi MARA > Perlis
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 87-106
Keywords: Students’ attendance, management accounting, undergraduate programs, course performance
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13073
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