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Factors predicting success in the final qualifying examination for chartered accountants

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dc.contributor.advisor De Beer, Marié Wessels, Sally 2015-04-20T06:20:00Z 2015-04-20T06:20:00Z 1997-11
dc.identifier.citation Wessels, Sally (1997) Factors predicting success in the final qualifying examination for chartered accountants, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Anyone desiring to qualify as an accountant or auditor is required to pass an examination as approved by the Public Accountants' and Auditors' Board to establish whether candidates have attained the required standard of academic knowledge in terms of the syllabi laid down by the Board, as well as whether they are able to apply that knowledge in practice (P AAB, 1995). However each year many students fail this very important examination. The reasons for this are not clear and the purpose of this research is to determine whether: personality; vocational interests; intelligence; matriculation Mathematics and home language (English/ Afrikaans) results, predict success in the QE, by comparing a group of successful and unsuccessful QE candidates. The logistic regression, discriminant analysis and t-test statistical procedures, indicated that: warmth (A), liveliness (F), rule-consciousness (G), social boldness (H), apprehension (0), self-reliance (Q2), perfectionism (Q3), tension (Q4), computational interest, social services interest, mechanical interest, Mental Alertness and matriculation home language, are significant factors to consider when identifying candidates likely to be successful in the QE. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 156 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Chartered accountants en
dc.subject Trainee accountants en
dc.subject Qualifying examination en
dc.subject Personality en
dc.subject High level test battery en
dc.subject Mental Alertness en
dc.subject Intelligence en
dc.subject Academic history en
dc.subject Vocational interests en
dc.subject Sixteen Personality Factor questionnaire en
dc.subject Rothwell-Miller Interest Blank en
dc.subject Selection testing en
dc.subject Psychological assessment en
dc.subject.ddc 657.076
dc.subject.lcsh Accountants -- South Africa -- Examinations en
dc.subject.lcsh Examinations -- South Africa -- Psychological aspects en
dc.title Factors predicting success in the final qualifying examination for chartered accountants en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology en MCOM (Industrial Psychology)

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