Undergraduate performance in accounting and business-based information technology
Author: Heales, Jon
Source: Accounting and Finance, Volume 45, Number 3, November 2005 , pp. 395-413(19)
The pervasiveness of information systems (IS) in organizations mandates the need for high levels of IS skills. In recognition, professional bodies impose IS course requirements for accreditation. For both students and employers, performance in IS courses has become important. The tertiary entrance overall performance score accounted for 19.7 per cent of the variance in students' passing grades. Thereafter, proficiency in office automation software and programming accounted for 1.5 and 0.8 per cent of the variance, respectively. Students living in a stable, family home-based environment performed better and it is likely that this environment underpinned other factors affecting performance.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia
Publication date: November 1, 2005