TRIALABILITY AND OBSERVABILITY OF ACCRUAL BASIS INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA
Keywords:Federal Government Ministries, IPSASIMPL, Nigeria, Observability, Trialability
The study examined the effect of trialability and observability of IPSAS on accrual basis IPSASIMPL in Nigeria. 656 accounting staff of all the 29 Federal Government ministries in Abuja constitute the population of the study. The sample size of 242 was arrived at using Krejcie and Morgan table for Determining Sample Size from a Given Population. The sampling technique adopted for the study was proportionate stratified random sampling techniques. Closed ended Questionnaires were used in collecting the data for this study. The data collected was analyzed using binary logistic regression techniques with the aid of STATA 13 Software. The study revealed that Trialability (TRIALA) and Observability (OBSERV) were negative and significantly related to accrual basis IPSASIMPL in Nigeria. It was therefore concluded that TRIALA and OBSERV have negative effect on accrual basis IPSASIMPL in Nigeria. The study recommends for an increased consideration of the visibility and benefits of IPSAS on one hand and its testing capability and suitability on the other hand in order to facilitate the implementation process of accrual basis IPSAS in Nigeria.
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