Determinants of Career Intentions of Accounting Students

  •  Newman Amaning    
  •  Reindolph Osei Anim    
  •  Alexander Kyere    
  •  Godfred Peprah-Amankona    


This study examines the determinants of accounting students’ career intentions. The study adopted survey questionnaires developed on a 5-point Likert’s scale to collect primary data from 231 final year university students pursuing accounting across Ghana using purposive sampling technique. The study employed the use of PLS-SEM to conduct Regression Analysis. The outcome of the study reveals that the relationship between the future plan and career intentions of accounting students is significantly positive, and a positive perception on the accounting profession influences the accounting student to pursue a career in accounting. Thus, future plans and students’ perception on professional examinations influence the career intentions of the accounting students in Ghana. The study recommends that future studies should explore the effects of other important variables including race, culture, religion, marital status, etc. on the career intentions of accounting students.

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