|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|359392||620157||2014||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Non-passing rates in the first intermediate accounting course tend to be high.
• Accounting Boot Camp was developed to prepare students for the rigor of the course.
• Boot Camp incorporates practices from literature into motivational program.
• Attendees of the Boot Camp earn higher grades in this course than non-attendees.
This study examines the effectiveness of a program designed to set appropriate student expectations and motivate students to put forth the necessary effort to succeed in intermediate accounting and other upper-division accounting courses. At a mid-sized public university in the Western US many students enrolled in Intermediate Accounting I (their first upper-division course) struggle with the rigor and academic demands of this course, resulting in failure rates of 30–45%. In many cases, students new to upper-division courses appear to lack a commitment to, or awareness of, the effort needed for success in the accounting program. The faculty implemented an accounting “Boot Camp” to prepare new accounting majors for the expectations of the program. This paper details the implementation of the Boot Camp and reviews its effectiveness by comparing the performance of attendees with the performance of non-attendees. After controlling for other contributing factors, the evidence suggests that attendees outperform their non-attending peers in Intermediate Accounting I. This relatively low-cost intervention should be attractive to faculty concerned about the common problem of students failing and then retaking intermediate accounting.
Journal: Journal of Accounting Education - Volume 32, Issue 1, March 2014, Pages 88–97