Factors Affecting Female Shs Students’ Decision To Pursue Accounting As A Career: Evidence From Some Selected Schools In The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis

ABSTRACT

The continuous decline in female students’ enrolment in accounting courses in

Ghana has been witnessed and attributed to various factors. It is in this light that,

the study seeks to assess the factors that influence female students in pursuing a

career in accounting among Senior High Schools within the Sekondi-Takoradi

metropolis. The study employed the quantitative approach and descriptive

research design due to its research objectives. A sample size of 136 respondents

were randomly chosen to participate in the data collection exercise, but 132

respondents with a 97.1 percent response rate were used for the study. The study

employed the descriptive tools such as frequencies and percentages in analysing

data obtained from structured questionnaires. The study found that, motivation

is the major personal factor influencing female students to pursue accounting

careers. It was also found that, a role model is the major reference factor who

influences female students accounting career choices. In this regard, the study

recommended that, a good emphasis of accounting should be promoted in SHSs

in Ghana, especially those within Sekondi-Takoradi, in order to motivate female

students to pursue accounting careers.

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APA

ANNAN-KITTOE, M (2021). Factors Affecting Female Shs Students’ Decision To Pursue Accounting As A Career: Evidence From Some Selected Schools In The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-female-shs-students-decision-to-pursue-accounting-as-a-career-evidence-from-some-selected-schools-in-the-sekondi-takoradi-metropolis

MLA 8th

ANNAN-KITTOE, MARGARET "Factors Affecting Female Shs Students’ Decision To Pursue Accounting As A Career: Evidence From Some Selected Schools In The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-female-shs-students-decision-to-pursue-accounting-as-a-career-evidence-from-some-selected-schools-in-the-sekondi-takoradi-metropolis. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

ANNAN-KITTOE, MARGARET . "Factors Affecting Female Shs Students’ Decision To Pursue Accounting As A Career: Evidence From Some Selected Schools In The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-female-shs-students-decision-to-pursue-accounting-as-a-career-evidence-from-some-selected-schools-in-the-sekondi-takoradi-metropolis >.

Chicago

ANNAN-KITTOE, MARGARET . "Factors Affecting Female Shs Students’ Decision To Pursue Accounting As A Career: Evidence From Some Selected Schools In The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-female-shs-students-decision-to-pursue-accounting-as-a-career-evidence-from-some-selected-schools-in-the-sekondi-takoradi-metropolis