The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy is one of the hardest courses in National College of Science and Technology (NCST). But, there are many high school graduate student took this course because there is the opportunity for them to have a good job after they graduated. But, researchers know that this course has a board examination that the 3rd year and 4th year must prepare themselves before taking this exam, so that there would be a chance for them to become Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Because of the forthcoming graduation of the 3rd year and 4th year, researcher chose them to become their respondents. The researcher, 1st year Accounting Student made a research about some factors of motivation and distraction that affect the performance of the students. Motivation and effort significantly influence individual performance in college as the review of prior research below indicates, few studies have investigated their impact on accounting student. The objective of the study is predicated on the assumption that identification of some factors that motivate students to perform well and some factors that distract them from performing well, may help us to emphasize the motivation factors and de-emphasize the distraction factors. Some motivation factors are family or parents, family problem, love life/crushes, high grades, allowances, ect. And some distraction factors are financial, other curricular activities, other issues in life, ect. Statement of the Problem:
The general purpose of this study is to fine out the motivation and distraction factors that affect the student performance. The study specifically aims to answer the following questions: Descriptive type:
What Is Student Motivation?
What is student Distraction?
Quantified (numerical) data:
What is your highest grades in your major subject?______ What is your average last semester? _____
Degree of judgment:
What motivation factor that influences you to in the development of your performance? What factor influence that affect you in studying this course? Reasoning:
Who influence you to take the accounting course and how this person affects the way you think toward this course?
Importance of the Study:
The importance of this study is to let the reader know some possible cases that can affect the study of the accounting student. This research was conducted to help other accounting students to prevent some cases that can distract them in their performance, and therefore, there will be a less problem if they already know it. It also tell about the motivation factors that affect the student performance and because of this, the reader (especially accounting student) can relate why others take the accounting course and why other are wanted/needed to continue it until they become successful in their chosen career.
Definition of Terms:
Accountant – one who is skilled in the practice of accounting or who is charge of public or private accounts. An accountant is responsible for reporting financial results, whether for a company or for an individual in accordance with government and regulatory authority rules. Bachelor of Science in Accountancy – prepares student for entry into a variety of fields in accounting, including corporate accounting, accounting information systems, and governmental accounting, as well as entry into graduate programs such as law. It also equips students with basic and advanced accounting concepts, principles and procedures. In addition to doing accounting functions for business enterprises, the students are prepared for public accounting after passing the CPA licensure examination. Certified Public Accountant – professional accountant who has passed the uniform CPA examination administered by the American Institute of Certified public Accountants, and has fulfilled the education and work related experience requirements for certification. The equivalent UK professional is a...
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