International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Accounting | Turkey | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017


Image of Accounting Profession among Vocational School Students

Mustafa AY


Abstract: Many researchers have been conducted on the profession of accounting, though there arent many researches in the literature about how accountants are perceived, and what the image of accounting is in the society. In this context, the purpose of the present research is determining the image of accounting among vocational school students, who are likely to be a member of the profession in the future. Accordingly, Draw-a Scientist Test (DAST) developed by Chambers was implemented on 155 students who study at the department of accounting in vocational schools. With this test, students were asked to draw the pictures of the members of accounting profession. Then, these drawings were analysed and the image of accounting was determined in accordance with some indicators. Description method was adopted for data analysis. Student answers were coded, and frequency distribution was presented. The findings of the present research revealed that, the image of accounting was both positive and negative among vocational school students. The findings were compared with related literature and suggestions were offered.


Keywords: accounting profession, image of accounting profession, vocational school students, accounting students


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,


Pages: 1408 - 1415


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Mustafa AY, "Image of Accounting Profession among Vocational School Students", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20173467, Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017, 1408 - 1415

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