Understanding Factors That Affect Level of Oral Communication Apprehension between Accounting and Non-Accounting Students: A Literature Review

Shaharuddin, Shahida and Md Nawi, Farah Amalina and Mansor, Maslina (2015) Understanding Factors That Affect Level of Oral Communication Apprehension between Accounting and Non-Accounting Students: A Literature Review. In: 2 nd Internati onal Conference on “Global Trends in Academic Research” (GTAR - 2015). Global Illuminators and Telkom University, pp. 41-47. ISBN 978 - 969 - 9948 - 30 - 5

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Abstract

In the global and dynamic business world, accountants are expected to have more than academic knowledge. One of the important skills needed by employer is effective communication. However, prior researches found that there is a trait to communication which known as communication apprehension (CA). Most of studies shows that accounting students suffer higher level of CA as compared to non-accounting students. Accordingly, this paper aims to review existing researches to discover the factors that affect level of CA among accounting and non-accounting students. It is believed that gender, course major and English competency are among factors that contribute to the higher level of CA. The study is expected to contribute to the discipline of knowledge especially in the field of social sciences by focusing to the current issues and challenges in educational environment. It is also help to improve the teaching and learning style and also accounting curriculum.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Communication apprehension; Accounting education; Students; Communication skill.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: Shahida Shaharuddin
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 01:15
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 01:15
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3314

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