Student Perceptions of the Learning Effectiveness of Printed Versus Digital Textbooks in College Accounting Classes

  • Pamela Elaine Baker Texas Woman's University


 Previous studies queried the use of e-texts with regard to creating stress and understanding. This study adds to the literature as it investigates college student perceptions of the usefulness of e-texts versus printed texts in learning accounting. Undergraduate and graduate accounting students in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses with access to e-texts, in-print text purchases, and in-print text rentals at two postsecondary institutions in North Texas answered questions about whether using e-texts or printed texts better aided them in learning accounting.  Results indicate that a vast majority of those surveyed report better learning with the use of a purchased, printed text.


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How to Cite
BAKER, Pamela Elaine. Student Perceptions of the Learning Effectiveness of Printed Versus Digital Textbooks in College Accounting Classes. Journal of Accounting, Business and Management (JABM), [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1, p. 84-95, june 2022. ISSN 2622-2167. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2022. doi: