Values and values types differences among accounting and non-accounting students: A study on ITM students / Sharifah Norhafiza Syed Ibrahim

Syed Ibrahim, Sharifah Norhafiza (2002) Values and values types differences among accounting and non-accounting students: A study on ITM students / Sharifah Norhafiza Syed Ibrahim. Gading Jurnal Akademik, 1,2 (7). pp. 218-229. ISSN 0128-5599


The main objective of this study is to identify the differences between values and
value types between accounting and non-accounting students of ITM. The research
instrument used was Schwartz (1992) Values Questionnaires. It contains 56 values
and was administered to final year accounting and business students in ITM. By
grouping responses to the 56 values, ten value types were derived. Results of the
research show that there are very few differences in values between accounting and
business majors. The differences exist for three values, i.e. Mature Love, National
Security and Successful. Further, none of the value types were significantly differed.
More significant differences exist between responses of males and females (ten values
- Sense of Belonging, Daring, Social Power, A World at Peace, Creativity, Curious,
Obedient, Respect for Tradition, Social Justice and Pleasure and two value types Self-
direction and Power). Very few differences were also found between responses
of students from different environmental backgrounds, age groups (Influential),
academic performances (Health) and parental income levels (Broadminded and Social
Justice). The interaction between the independent variables such as between major
and gender were also examined. As a result, this study finds that there were more
similarities than differences in values and value types within those environments. An
understanding of students' values and value types is favorable to educators,
administrators and businesses. It is hoped that these findings are useful in recruiting,
retention, scheduling, teaching and training of students and business professionals.


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Syed Ibrahim, Sharifah Norhafiza
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Value. Utility. Value added
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Accounting. Bookkeeping > Study and teaching. Research
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Jurnal Akademik
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > GADING
ISSN: 0128-5599
Volume: 1,2
Number: 7
Page Range: pp. 218-229
Keywords: Values, Accounting, Non-accounting, Values Questionnaires
Date: January 2002
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