Students’ Attendance at Management Accounting Classes - Reasons and the Effect on Academic Performance

Social and Management Research Journal, Vol. 6 No. 1, 87-106, 2009

21 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2016 Last revised: 27 Apr 2016

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Azrul Abdullah

Universiti Teknologi MARA; Fakultas Vokasi

Rosiatimah

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Date Written: June 6, 2009

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.

Suggested Citation

Abdullah, Azrul and Mohd Isa, Rosiatimah, Students’ Attendance at Management Accounting Classes - Reasons and the Effect on Academic Performance (June 6, 2009). Social and Management Research Journal, Vol. 6 No. 1, 87-106, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2760134

Azrul Abdullah (Contact Author)

Universiti Teknologi MARA ( email )

Universiti Teknologi MARA
Perlis Branch, Arau Campus
Arau, Perlis 02600
Malaysia

Fakultas Vokasi ( email )

Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
waqar.ahmed.m-2018@feb.unair.ac.id
surabaya, AK jawa timur 60115
Indonesia

Rosiatimah Mohd Isa

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) ( email )

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