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Gender gap: Enrolment and Career Choices of Accounting Students in Nigerian Universities

Adetula, D. T. (2011) Gender gap: Enrolment and Career Choices of Accounting Students in Nigerian Universities. FAWE Research Series, 2. pp. 109-133.

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Abstract

This study analysed the trend of gender enrolment and factors influencing the career choices of accounting students in universities in the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. It examined the enrolment pattern of accounting students in 36 universities from 2004/2005 to 2009/2010. It also examined the factors influencing the career choices of undergraduate accounting students using data collected from sampled universities through questionnaires and focus group discussions. The results revealed a gap in enrolment between male and female accounting students, with fewer femalestudents in the northern zones than in the southern zones. Factors influencing career choices of accounting students included job security, job availability and high salaries. It was also discovered that females perceived accounting to be rule-based, boring, stressful and narrow. The researchers recommended among others that the Nigerian Government formulate a comprehensive gender policy for tertiary education in favour of females in the northern part of Nigeria. It was also recommended that tertiary teaching staff should make accounting more interesting for students by using practical and case study methods

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2014 14:02
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 14:02
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2864

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