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Auditors’ professionalism and factors affecting it: insights from Indonesia

Auditors’ professionalism and factors affecting it: insights from Indonesia PurposeThis study aims to investigate the effects of intellectual intelligence, emotional intelligence, internal locus of control, and auditors’ experience (intrinsic characteristics) and organizational culture (an extrinsic characteristic) on auditors’ professionalism.Design/methodology/approachData are collected from auditors working in public accounting firms in the Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces of Indonesia between March 1 and June 30, 2017, using survey questionnaires with a Likert scale (one-five). The ordinary least squares (OLS) regression method is used to analyze the data.FindingsFindings from OLS regression reveal that emotional intelligence, internal locus of control and auditors’ experience positively influence auditors’ professionalism. However, intellectual intelligence and organizational culture do not show any effect on their professionalism.Originality/valueEven though there are some limitations, such as how to measure intellectual intelligence, and the relatively small size of the sample, this study makes a significant contribution because it is the first study to measure the joint effect of both intellectual and emotional intelligence and the first to examine the influence on auditors’ professionalism of both individual and organizational characteristics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Asia Business Studies Emerald Publishing

Auditors’ professionalism and factors affecting it: insights from Indonesia

Journal of Asia Business Studies , Volume 13 (4): 16 – Oct 7, 2019

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1558-7894
DOI
10.1108/JABS-03-2018-0073
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Abstract

PurposeThis study aims to investigate the effects of intellectual intelligence, emotional intelligence, internal locus of control, and auditors’ experience (intrinsic characteristics) and organizational culture (an extrinsic characteristic) on auditors’ professionalism.Design/methodology/approachData are collected from auditors working in public accounting firms in the Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces of Indonesia between March 1 and June 30, 2017, using survey questionnaires with a Likert scale (one-five). The ordinary least squares (OLS) regression method is used to analyze the data.FindingsFindings from OLS regression reveal that emotional intelligence, internal locus of control and auditors’ experience positively influence auditors’ professionalism. However, intellectual intelligence and organizational culture do not show any effect on their professionalism.Originality/valueEven though there are some limitations, such as how to measure intellectual intelligence, and the relatively small size of the sample, this study makes a significant contribution because it is the first study to measure the joint effect of both intellectual and emotional intelligence and the first to examine the influence on auditors’ professionalism of both individual and organizational characteristics.

Journal

Journal of Asia Business StudiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 7, 2019

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