The effect of body-movement teaching, learning motivation and performance

Satoshi Sugahara, Hisayo Sugao, Steven Dellaportas, Takahiro Masaoka

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Purpose - This research applies a quasi-experimental research method to investigate the impact of an innovative resource titled "Accounting Exercise" (teaching intervention using physical movement and lyrics) on learning motivation and performance on a group of students enrolled in a first-year undergraduate accounting course in Japan. Design/methodology/approach - Five classes were randomly assigned to either an experimental group (two classes) or a control group (three classes). In the experimental group, 90 students participated in a 15-min "Accounting Exercise" at the commencement of lectures over three consecutive weeks. The remaining 133 students assigned to the control group did not participate in the Accounting Exercise. Findings - The findings indicate that the Accounting Exercise provided stimuli in maintaining students' learning motivation. This finding is important for entry-level students where learning motivation has the potential to influence students' future decisions on major areas of study and career choices. Originality/value - This finding is important for entry-level students where future career options are decided. This effect is also believed to contribute to reducing the declining numbers of students in accounting majors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-437
Number of pages24
JournalMeditari Accountancy Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Accounting education
  • Accounting exercise
  • Active learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting


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