Yıl 2017, Cilt 18, Sayı 3, Sayfalar 16 - 46 2017-07-01

Analysis of Performance Factors for Accounting and Finance Related Business Courses in A Distance Education Environment

Serdar BENLIGIRAY [1] , Ahmet ONAY [2]

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The objective of this study is to explore business courses performance factors with a focus on accounting and finance. Course score interrelations are assumed to represent interpretable constructs of these factors. Factor analysis is proposed to identify the constructs that explain the correlations. Factor analysis results identify three sub-groups of business core courses. The first group is labeled as management-oriented courses. Accounting, finance and economics courses are separated in two groups: the prior courses group and the subsequent courses group. The clustering order of these three groups was attributed to underlying performance factor similarities. Then, the groups are compared by the pre-assessed ratings of course specific skills and knowledge. The comparison suggests that course requirements for skills and knowledge were the latent variables for the factor analysis. Moreover, multivariate regression analyses are employed to reveal the required level of verbal and quantitative skills for the groups. Management-oriented courses are differentiated from others with requiring verbal skills, managerial skills and knowledge more. Introductory courses require quantitative and analytical reasoning skills more than the subsequent courses in accounting, finance and economics. Mathematics course score fails to be a suitable proxy of numerical processing skills as an accounting course performance factor.

Business education, course performance, distance education, factor analysis, regression analysis
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Yazar: Serdar BENLIGIRAY
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Yazar: Ahmet ONAY
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Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { tojde328928, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2017}, volume = {18}, pages = {16 - 46}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.328928}, title = {Analysis of Performance Factors for Accounting and Finance Related Business Courses in A Distance Education Environment}, key = {cite}, author = {BENLIGIRAY, Serdar and ONAY, Ahmet} }
APA BENLIGIRAY, S , ONAY, A . (2017). Analysis of Performance Factors for Accounting and Finance Related Business Courses in A Distance Education Environment. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18 (3), 16-46. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.328928
MLA BENLIGIRAY, S , ONAY, A . "Analysis of Performance Factors for Accounting and Finance Related Business Courses in A Distance Education Environment". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 16-46 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/30454/328928>
Chicago BENLIGIRAY, S , ONAY, A . "Analysis of Performance Factors for Accounting and Finance Related Business Courses in A Distance Education Environment". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 16-46
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