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The effect of demographic and academic backgrounds on financial accounting performance


Wan Abdullah, Wan Faizah and Abu Bakar, Siti Salmah and Marzuki, Marzlin and Abdul Rahim, Noraini and Jusoff, Kamaruzaman (2009) The effect of demographic and academic backgrounds on financial accounting performance. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, 1 (5). pp. 112-122. ISSN 2073-7122


The main objective of this study is to compare the Financial Accounting performance between students with and without Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia grades and their demographic background. The study was carried out among the Diploma in Accountancy students at Universiti Teknologi MARA Kedah campus. 190 usable data were obtained from the Academic Affairs Department at the campus. Independent t-test was used to analyse the data. The finding shows that the performance of students with SPM Accounting is significantly higher for FAR 100 and FAR 200. The same result is true for those with SPM Commerce on FAR 100. On the other hand, there is no significant difference between those with and without SPM Additional Mathematics and SPM Economics performances in all Financial Accounting courses. In terms of gender, females performed significantly better in FAR 200 only. For school location, there is no difference between students from urban and rural schools on the performance of Financial Accounting.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: Institute of Interdisciplinary Business Research
Keywords: Financial Accounting performance; Demographic background; Academic background
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 04:13
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 06:20
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/17076
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