A FIELD WORK TO DETERMINE INTENTIONS OF STAYING IN ACCOUNTING SECTOR AND THE HOPELESSNESS LEVEL OF THE STUDENTS HAVING ACCOUNTING EDUCATION


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YILDIRIM F., CİĞER A., KAYA A., Kutluk F.

Global Business Research Congress (GBRC), İstanbul, Turkey, 26 - 27 May 2016, vol.2, pp.183-191 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.17261/pressacademia.2016118641
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-191
  • Keywords: Accounting education, hopelessness level, intention of staying in accounting sector
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Hopelessness concept is the status of the people that losing their certain trust about actualization of the present state. University students are hopeless both about their future and about their profession in general. Hopelessness may affect the life of the people deeply and its influence over the intention of the students about staying in the sector that they are educated about is an issue of concern. The influence of the hopelessness level of students educating in accounting program of the vocational schools over their intention of staying in accounting sector is measured in this study. It is also aimed to determine the hopelessness status of the people. The population of the study is the students educating in Akdeniz University Accounting Program of Social Sciences Vocational High School. This study reveals whether there is a relation between demographic factors and hopelessness or intention of staying in accounting sector. Survey method is used in this study and analyses were conducted using statistical package programme. Hopelessness score of the students is mild. There are significant differences between, gender, willing to choose accountancy profession after graduation, working experience in accounting, choosing accounting program voluntarily and hopelessness level or intention of staying in accounting sector.