FACTORS AFFECTING LEARNING OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION COURSES AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY

Title page
Approval page
Certification
Dedication
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Table of contents
List of tables
List of figures

CHAPTER ONE:
1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Statement of the objectives
1.4 Research questions
1.5 Research hypotheses
1.6 Significance of the study
1.7 Scope of the study
1.8 Limitations of the study
1.9 Definition of terms

CHAPTER TWO:
2.0 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

CHAPTER THREE:
3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research design
3.2 Sources of data
3.3 Area of study
3.4 Population of the study
3.5 Determination of sample size
3.6 Reliability of the instrument
3.7 Validity of the instrument
3.8 Method of data analysis

CHAPTER FOUR:
4.0 PRESENTATION OF DATA
4.1 Presentation of data
4.2 Test of hypotheses

CHAPTER FIVE:
5.0 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Summary of findings
5.2 Conclusions
5.3 Recommendations
Bibliography
Appendices

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study

Education is a means through which young and old members of the society are taught about their expected behaviour of the society and the rules of polity, the values, skills attitudes and knowledge that equip the individual to achieve personal and society development and progress Ozigi (2014).

Education also according to Donald 2006 in compel Nwaose 2016 is a process of teaching and learning in which students acquire practical knowledge, values, and skills for effective participation in the society.

Accounting is the process of recording, identifying, measuring, and communicating financial of economic information to permit informed judgment and decisions by the users of the information. (AMERICAN ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATION) AAA.1996 in Richard 2000.

According to the Government Accounting Standard Board (2000), accounting is the systematic process of identifying, recording, measuring, classifying, verifying, summarizing, income and loss for a given period and the value of firms’ assets, liabilities and owner’s equality.

Accounting has also been defined as a system of principles and techniques, which permits the recordings, analysis, interpretation and communication of financial information as an aid to managerial decision – making. The recording phase of accounting is commonly called Book – keeping and it is the analysis, classification and systematic recording of day to day business transactions.Book-keeping is also defined as the recording of business transactions in a systematic way such that financial position can be readily ascertained(ELURO 2006).

A study of accounting is therefore concerned with the process of measurement and communication, both of business income and the financial position of an entry.

Accounting is a course that is studied in Nigeria Universities, polytechnics and universities. Accountingcoursescomprises management accounting, accounting, cost accounting, public sector accounting, taxation and auditing.

The bedrock of accounting is an understanding of the underlying principles and an appreciation of the techniques and skills necessary for their application. Unlike the natural science, accounting is not based on fundamental laws or absolute precepts. Rather accounting principles are generalization which have evolved over many years through trial and error and which accounting practice can be evaluated. As it teaches ethnical behaviour in personal and business affairs, such behaviour include punctuality, honestly, hard work and sanctity of human life etc.Accounting is logical reasoning in the form of a set of broad principles that are capable of providing a frame of reference by which accounting practice can be evaluated, and realization of these objectives can only be attested through the qualification of the lecturer and his experience or by way of impacting knowledge skill, it must train the student to be adopted, it must extend the horizon of his interest and must also develop his personality of which some of the aims designed to be achieved.

Notwithstanding the importance of this course in our everyday life, we still find from available statistics that a large percentage of the present day student population in various Universities, have little or no interest in accounting course. This is more evidence from the mass failure recorded among undergraduate students in Lagos state university. However, the aim of this project therefore is to of factors influencing thelearning ofaccounting and accounting related courses in Lagos state university.

Statement of the Problem

Accounting in the Universityis course of interest which will enable the graduates to engage inclerical work in the office as an account clerk. But it has been observed by many researchers that many students have no interest in accounting. Those that indicated interest by registering for it in JAMB hardly perform well. Some of them that secured clerical job have not been able to adjust to the practical working of accounting and finally some of those that gained admission for further studies have not been able to cope up due to their poor foundation in accounting.

It is as a result of the above statements that make the researcher embark on this research work “the factors influencing learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university”.

Purpose of the Study

The major purpose of the study is to examine the factors influencing learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university. Specifically the study intends to identify:

student factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university,
parental factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university,
lecturers factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university,
government factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university,
administrative factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university.
Scope of the Study

This study is meant to analyze the factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university. This study is limited toLagos state University.

Significance of the study

This research will of benefit to the students, parents, curriculum developers, lecturers and government.

Interested students or researchers who may want to carry out similar study will find this work very worthwhile. Students will also have relevant manipulative skill and become a saleable member of the society. It would also build the confidence in them as they contribute their quota in the society thereby making good living from the acquired skills. The students who have acquired such skills would be self-reliant and useful to themselves, industrial sector and society at large. The study also will help students become more strategic learners who can take significant responsibility for their learning.

This study will also be helpful to the curriculum developers to review the accounting syllabus in the future.

The outcome of this study would be beneficial to the government, being the Policy maker in planning and decision-making. It would help in policy formulation, Implementation, evaluation and reformation. The study will reveal to the government the appropriate strategies needed for improving teaching and learning of accountingcourse in our school system, with the aim of helping to adopt them by providing grant in aid to Universities.

To the accountinglecturers; the study will reveal appropriate teaching strategies that could improve the lecturers effectiveness in teaching of accounting, It is hoped that the lecturers will employ them, thereby improving teaching and learning process.

1.4 Research Questions

Based on the specific objectives, the researcher deducted the following research questions:

What are the students factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university?
What are the parents factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university?
What are the lecturers factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university?
What are the governments factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university?
What are the administrative factors influencing the learning of accounting education courses among undergraduate students in Lagos state university?

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