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Category: ICAS 2018 Proceedings
Author: Siti Aisyah Omar, Farhana Hasbolah
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Abstract

Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0 is currently at the world’s focus of attention. Initially, the IR 4.0 took placed in manufacturing industry. As time passed by, the implementation of IR 4.0 was spread widely among various types of industry including education. Thus, it is important for students to acquire knowledge on this matter as they will be heavily affected from this day onwards. The purpose of this paper is to examine the awareness on IR 4.0 among accounting students, and the focus is on undergraduate accounting students at Universiti Selangor (UNISEL). The questionnaire, which are categorised into awareness, perception and behaviour category, was distributed, and the data collected were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Findings show that majority of the students are aware and have heard about IR 4.0 but they lack of detail knowledge on the matter. Almost all of them have neutral opinion or unable to form concrete perception regarding various aspects of IR 4.0 and this is evidenced from the result of consistent number of mean for all variables of perception tested in the questionnaire. In terms of behaviour towards IR 4.0, the result shows that most of the students lack of exposure about IR 4.0 but they are keen to know more about it especially during their study period. Finally, recommendations to increase awareness and change the perception about IR 4.0 among students are made.

Keywords: Accounting Students, Awareness, Behaviour, Industrial Revolution, Perception

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