Ethics Education in Accounting Curricula: Does it Influence Recruiters' Hiring Decisions of Entry-Level Accountants?

TitleEthics Education in Accounting Curricula: Does it Influence Recruiters' Hiring Decisions of Entry-Level Accountants?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBreaux, K, Chiasson, M, Mauldin, S, Whitney, T
JournalJournal of Education for Business
Volume85
Issue1
Pagination1-6
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number08832323
Accession Number44874471
Keywords& , -- , A , Academic , ACCOUNTANTS; , ACCOUNTING , Accounting; , Curricula; , Curriculum; , education , EDUCATION; , ELIGIBILITY; , EMPLOYEES; , EMPLOYMENT; , ENTRY-level , ETHICS; , Examinations; , National , programs; , Recruiting; , Study , teaching;
AbstractThe primary objective of this research study was to test the hypothesis that ethical coverage in accounting programs is an important factor in recruiting decisions for entry-level accounting positions. The research was conducted in two phases. The first phase employed an experimental design to test whether ethical coverage in accounting programs is an important factor in recruiting decisions for entry-level accounting positions. The second phase employed a survey, allowing recruiters to self-report which criteria they value most in recruiting for entry-level accountant positions. The results from both phases suggest that ethical coverage in accounting programs in not an important factor in recruiting decisions for entry-level accounting positions.
NotesBreaux, Kevin 1; Email Address: Kevin.Breaux@nicholls.edu Chiasson, Michael 1 Mauldin, Shawn 1 Whitney, Teresa 1; Affiliation: 1: Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA; Source Info: Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p1; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: ACCOUNTING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Curricula; Subject Term: ACCOUNTING -- Examinations; Subject Term: ACADEMIC programs; Subject Term: ENTRY-level employees; Subject Term: ACCOUNTANTS; Subject Term: ELIGIBILITY; Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Subject Term: EMPLOYMENT; Author-Supplied Keyword: Accounting; Author-Supplied Keyword: Curriculum; Author-Supplied Keyword: Education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Recruiting; Company/Entity: NATIONAL Association of State Boards of Accountancy Inc.; Number of Pages: 6p; Illustrations: 6 charts; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/08832320903217358
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