Academy of Business Disciplines Journal
Introductory accounting is a crucial course for students considering a career in accounting as well as accounting educators seeking to identify students who will excel in the profession. This study examines student performance in introductory accounting to determine if those with a sensing preference, as measured using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, have significantly higher performance. This study adds to the literature by replicating studies conducted at larger universities and improves upon the methodology of many prior studies by incorporating a control variable to account for students’ general academic aptitude. The results confirm that students with a sensing preference have higher performance. Based on the results, educators should consider incorporating a wide range of learning activities to engage students with both sensing and intuitive preferences.
Personality type, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), introductory accounting
Schloemer, Paul G., "Personality Preferences and Success in Introductory Accounting" (2015). Business Administration Faculty Publications. 98.