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Students’ Perception of Accountants’ Personality October 18, 2007

Posted by pepiediptyana in Uncategorized.



Accounting is becoming more and more prospective in a college of economics, especially in STIE Perbanas Surabaya. This evidence is indicated by the bigger number of students who enter accounting department compared to those who enter management department recently. Knowing the accountant profession and accountant personality is important for them. However, research related to the perception towards accountant personality has not yet been conducted at this college. It is assumed that the accounting students have more positive perception towards accountant personality compared to management students. This paper is intended to provide evidence concerning the students’ perception towards accountant personality. Using 167 respondents with 49 management students and 118 accounting students, the results show consistency with the previous studies, such as the accountant personalities as being investigative and conservative. Other findings concerning the differences among the accounting and management students’ perception towards accountant personality are also revealed. Based on the results, suggestion and recommendations are also discussed.

Keywords: perception, accountant personality, investigative, conservative, artistics, social, enterprising personality