Factors Associated with Failure in Accounting: A Case Study of the Omani Students

Rodrigo Macaraig Velasco


Anywhere in the world, accounting is highly regarded as one of the most challenging subjects in business programs. This is usually associated with a high failure rate; a pressing issue that deserves an intervention. This paper analyzed the factors associated with failure in accounting as experienced by a college in the Sultanate of Oman in two-folds: teachers' and students' perspectives. The sequential explanatory mixed method of research was utilized through the quantitative survey and focus group discussion (FGD) supplemented by an interview. Based on the students' assessment of the challenges and study habits, the teachers' attribution of failure to students' skills and capabilities is affirmed. It is very much recommended that teachers go back to the basic reinforcement of skills-building strategies to help the students pass the module. Since this is a prelude to a higher analysis, further studies of the same nature are highly encouraged.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v8n6p157


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