Accession Number : ADA184125

Title :   An Examination of the Factors That Affect Student Performance in the First Graduate Accounting Course Taken at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kennedy,Thomas S

PDF Url : ADA184125

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to examine various factors in a student's background and investigate how they affect the student's performance in the first accounting courses taken at the Naval Postgraduate School. An understanding of these factors could enable future students to perform better academically. this understanding could also prove useful i the screening process used to select Naval Officers for study in Administrative Sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School. The findings indicate that undergraduate grade-point average, prior accounting course work, and prior financial management work experience are the most important influences on success in accounting courses at NPS. Keywords: Academic Performance Prediction, Theses.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *ACCOUNTING, *COURSES(EDUCATION), SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, MANAGEMENT, BACKGROUND, THESES, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE