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Article: The effect of previous subject knowledge on student performance in the subject of principles of accounts in the Hong Kong advanced-level examination: A case study
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TitleThe effect of previous subject knowledge on student performance in the subject of principles of accounts in the Hong Kong advanced-level examination: A case study
 
AuthorsCheung, CK1
Wong, KW2
 
KeywordsAccounting
Advanced level examination
Previous subject knowledge
 
Issue Date2011
 
PublisherDe La Salle University. The Journal's web site is located at http://ejournals.ph/index.php?journal=TAPER&page=index
 
CitationAsia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2011, v. 20 n. 1, p. 195-199 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractThere is a general understanding among accounting teachers that those who have previous subject knowledge in Principles of Accounts (POA) will perform better than those who do not. This study has two aims. The first one is to test the assumption of accounting teachers that, "Students with previous subject knowledge in Principles of Accounts can attain better grades in their Hong Kong Advanced-Level (A-Level) Examination for Principles of Accounts than those who do not." The second aim is to find out if there is any correlation between the English and Mathematical ability of the students and their A-Level POA performance. Our findings indicate that students with previous subject knowledge in POA can attain better grades in their Hong Kong Advanced-Level Examination for POA than those who lack such knowledge; and that the mathematical ability of the students is highly correlated with their A-Level POA performance. © 2011 De La Salle University, Philippines.
 
ISSN0119-5646
2013 Impact Factor: 0.793
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.491
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorWong, KW
 
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dc.description.abstractThere is a general understanding among accounting teachers that those who have previous subject knowledge in Principles of Accounts (POA) will perform better than those who do not. This study has two aims. The first one is to test the assumption of accounting teachers that, "Students with previous subject knowledge in Principles of Accounts can attain better grades in their Hong Kong Advanced-Level (A-Level) Examination for Principles of Accounts than those who do not." The second aim is to find out if there is any correlation between the English and Mathematical ability of the students and their A-Level POA performance. Our findings indicate that students with previous subject knowledge in POA can attain better grades in their Hong Kong Advanced-Level Examination for POA than those who lack such knowledge; and that the mathematical ability of the students is highly correlated with their A-Level POA performance. © 2011 De La Salle University, Philippines.
 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.491
 
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectAccounting
 
dc.subjectAdvanced level examination
 
dc.subjectPrevious subject knowledge
 
dc.titleThe effect of previous subject knowledge on student performance in the subject of principles of accounts in the Hong Kong advanced-level examination: A case study
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. King's College