A Survey of Human Factors’ Impacts on the Effectiveness of Accounting Information Systems

Hamed Dehghanzade, Mahammad Ali Moradi, Mahvash Raghibi


One of the significant factors of management success in achieving organization goals is effectiveness of accounting information systems, and the users of the accounting information systems have a great role in the effectiveness of the systems. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of human factors including individual and personal characteristics of the users of accounting information systems computer-based on effectiveness of these systems. For this purpose, a sample includes 62 offices, organizations and public sector and private companies that use accounting information system computer-based, has been randomly selected and the required data has been gathered using questionnaires. In order to discover the personal characteristics of the users, NEO questionnaires which are designed based on Five Factor Model of Personality, has been used. In order to study the relation between personality and effectiveness of the system, five hypotheses based on five main features of personality have been discussed. Moreover, in order to investigate the relationship between expertise (educational field, educational level and amount of training courses of computer skills), experience and job satisfaction of the users, and the effectiveness of the accountancy information systems computer-based, some hypotheses have also been written and studied. The information about the effectiveness of the system has been gathered by a self-made questionnaire and the accuracy of the research hypotheses are examined by using Spearman correlation and Chi-square test. The research results indicates that the personal characteristics including openness, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness and also job satisfaction and experience of working with financial software of the Users, is efficient on the effectiveness of the accounting information systems computer-based.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijba.v2n4p166

International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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