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USEFULNESS OF DISCLOSURE ITEMS IN FINANCIAL REPORTS: A COMPARISON BETWEEN JORDAN AND KUWAIT

Cigdem Solas (Concordia University Canada)
Mohamed E Ibrahim (Concordia University Canada)

Asian Review of Accounting

ISSN: 1321-7348

Article publication date: 1 January 1992

Abstract

This paper examines the perceived usefulness and reliability of a set of twenty‐three financial disclosure items, as well as five sources of information, for investment decisions using a sample of eighty‐nine institutional and individual Investors in two Middle Eastern countries, Jordan and Kuwait. Data were collected through questionnaires and were analyzed using parametric and nonparametric statistics to test for differences between the two users groups within each country and between the two countries. The results indicate that there is a somewhat significant difference in the perceived importance of the special financial reports, as a source of information, between Institutional and individual investors in both countries (p ≤ .092). The results also indicate that there is a significant difference in the perceived usefulness of seven items out of twenty three financial items between investors in Jordan and Kuwait (p ≤ .065). However, the difference in the perceived reliability of the items was significant for somewhat different nine items (p ≤ .063).

Citation

Solas, C. and Ibrahim, M.E. (1992), "USEFULNESS OF DISCLOSURE ITEMS IN FINANCIAL REPORTS: A COMPARISON BETWEEN JORDAN AND KUWAIT", Asian Review of Accounting, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb046309

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