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Pages: 6904-6914
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1634

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

EXPLORING THE REASONS OF NON-ATTENDANCE IN GREEK HIGHER EDUCATION ACCOUNTING CLASSES

S. Asonitou, E. Tourna, K. Koukouletsos

University of West Attica (GREECE)
Several studies have indicated that students’ absenteeism from class negatively affects not only their academic performance but also overall teaching quality and motivation. The present study explores the reasons why some students do not attend accounting classes in a business administration department of a Higher Education Institute (HEI) in Greece. A questionnaire exploring possible factors pertaining to teacher instructional approach, course characteristics (difficulty, assessment, content), institute’s organising structure and students’ attitudes was created, using a 7 point Likert scale. The instrument was distributed to 3 different courses involving 2 teachers while the sample consisted of 311 students. Results highlighted as most important factors to be lack of engagement, poor transportation system, emotional issues and students’ work obligations.

This study provides evidence on the importance of tangible and intangible variables that may seriously affect students’ life. These include organisational issues but most notably emotional and engagement issues that have not attracted our attention so far and definitely deserve further exploration.
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title = {EXPLORING THE REASONS OF NON-ATTENDANCE IN GREEK HIGHER EDUCATION ACCOUNTING CLASSES},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
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S. Asonitou, E. Tourna, K. Koukouletsos (2018) EXPLORING THE REASONS OF NON-ATTENDANCE IN GREEK HIGHER EDUCATION ACCOUNTING CLASSES, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 6904-6914.
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