Student’s Literacy on Green Accounting Concept and its Challenges Ahead
MUSTIKA SARI, DHINA
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Accounting students are required to conceive how to arrange a sustainability report and conceive it concept. The aims of this study are to interpret student’s literacy on defining green accounting and find out the challenge on improving it. This qualitative study was conducted in interpretive paradigm using phenomenological approach. The analysis unit are the higher education institution which have accounting bachelor degree program in East Kalimantan. The interpretation of student’s literacy was define based on their conceive to green accounting concept which involve the qualitative characteristic information generated, the principles underlying of green accounting, and the components of green accounting report. This research finds out that the accounting student’s literacy on green accounting were divided in three results; (1) high literacy in defining qualitative characteristic information generated, (2) low literacy in defining the principles underlying of green accounting, and (3) awful literacy in defining the components of green accounting report. There are still lack of understanding in defining some green accounting concept, it caused by; (1) student’s lack of interest and curiosity to explore this concept inclusively, (2) some higher education institution have not provide a specific subject in learning it, (3) the lack of student’s research in exploring some themes related to green accounting. This study implies accounting bachelor degree program to have several curriculum evolvements to improve it. Inclusive interpretations are crucial to describe the literacy of green accounting concept in higher education institutions including lecture’s literacy on it, meanwhile this study have focused on student’s literacy only.