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Accounting for Finance Student Performance in the Pacific: A Report

Tang, Yih P. (2014) Accounting for Finance Student Performance in the Pacific: A Report. Pacific Studies, 37 (1). pp. 29-47. ISSN 0275-3596

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    Abstract

    This article provides insights into Pacific Island finance students’ academic performance, classified by gender and by financing of studies. To date, there has been no study in this area in the Pacific Island nations. This paper addresses the research questions whether there is a difference in (1) gender (2) sponsored student academic performance in finance studies in Pacific Island nations and (3) it also investigates if there is any gender or sponsored/private student dominance in the top and bottom performing groups. Empirical research was undertaken by reviewing student results in three core courses of the finance major programme conducted at the University of the South Pacific over 2011, 2012 and 2013. The findings in this study contribute to the literature of gender studies. No statistically significant difference was detected in either gender performance or in sponsored-private student performance in Finance studies among Pacific Islanders. However, there is some evidence of sponsored student dominance in the top performing group.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HG Finance
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Accounting and Finance
    Depositing User: Yih Tang
    Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 09:45
    Last Modified: 27 May 2016 12:46
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7682
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