Assessing the Gender Effects on Studentsâ€™ Accounting Course Performance in Bangladesh: A case study of Bangladesh University of Business & Technology
Keywords:Financial accounting, Management accounting, Gender effect on academic performance, Bangladesh.
AbstractThere has been a renewed debate on the controversial issue of gender differences on accounting course performance. The present study examined the impact of gender effects on studentsâ€™ accounting course performance. To facilitate the analysis of data the study divided the gender effects into two categories that might have impact on the studentsâ€™ performance those are: the gender of the students and the gender of the instructors. The study conducted a field survey of 202 students of Bangladesh University of Business and Technology who have already completed at least two accounting courses and experienced both the male and female instructors.Â The results of the courses examined in this study are financial accounting and management accounting. After analyzing the questionnaire, the study found there is a significant difference between the gender effects of the students and their performance. On the other hand, the study found no significant difference between the instructorsâ€™ gender effects and the studentsâ€™ performance. The results of the study may enlighten the accounting educators and career counselors on what is required to effectively educate both genders. Â
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