MALAYSIAN ACCOUNTING EDUCATORS’ PERCEPTIONS ON ETHICS EDUCATION IN THE ACCOUNTING CURRICULUM

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Yin Yin Win Suhaiza Ismail Fatima Abdul Hamid

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This study aims to investigate ethics education in the accounting curriculaof public universities in Malaysia based on the perception of the educators.Specifically, the study explores preparedness of educators in teaching ethics,preferred methods of ethics instruction, and educators’ perceptions of theimportance of ethics integration. A questionnaire survey was distributed to370 accounting educators in various public universities in Malaysia. Thedata were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences(SPSS) software. Basically, rudimentary statistical analysis techniques offrequency, percentage and central tendency were used to answer the researchquestions. The findings revealed that accounting educators agree on theimportance of ethics education to satisfy the profession’s needs. However,different opinions exist among educators on the adequacy of ethics educationscope. The present study is one of the few studies that explore the currentstatus of ethics integration in the accounting curriculum or the perceptionof accounting educators on this issue particularly from a developing countryperspective.

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WIN, Yin Yin; ISMAIL, Suhaiza; ABDUL HAMID, Fatima. MALAYSIAN ACCOUNTING EDUCATORS’ PERCEPTIONS ON ETHICS EDUCATION IN THE ACCOUNTING CURRICULUM. Management & Accounting Review (MAR), [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, p. 1-25, june 2014. ISSN 2550-1895. Available at: <http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/MAR/article/view/17>. Date accessed: 18 june 2018.
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