Vol.10, No.2, May 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                    ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Analysis for Employment Preference of Undergraduate Accounting Students in Oman


Shariq Mohammed


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 825-831, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM102-41, May 2021.


Received: 17 December 2020.

Revised:   29 March 2021.
Accepted: 04 April 2021.
Published: 27 May 2021.




The sole purpose of this study was to study the relative importance of different employment factors which affect the students’ choice for employment. In this study the factors that affect the choice of employability was studied. This was conducted among the undergraduate accounting students of the University. The factor analysis was done by using the principal component extraction method. The Varimax rotation extraction was used. This gave us three factors that explained 57.593 percent of the variance. In this study, the following factor was significant as per the factor analysis, which was named as a financial outcome. The variables were starting salary, ability to work independently and future prospects. According to this study, we can see the most important variables that were identified with the help of factor analysis, which were good income and accounting knowledge, starting salary, the ability to work independently, future prospects, and employer’s reputation, which accounted for the cumulative contribution rate that reached 57.593%.


Keywords –Accounting graduates, employability skills, employment factors, job selection preferences, Factor analysis, Oman.



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