Time pressure exists within the audit profession and we performed a survey to study the influence that time pressure has on the auditor’s well-being, if well-being is harmed. The purpose of this dissertation is to explain how time pressure affects the auditor's well-being. Additionally, we examine how the relationship is affected by various auditors- and auditspecific factors, as well as by the auditor's professional identity, organizational identity and family identity. Consequently, we want to answer the following research question: How does time pressure affect the auditor's well-being?
To achieve the purpose and answer the research question, a quantitative survey has been conducted. A questionnaire was sent out to audit assistants and certified auditors in Sweden to obtain sufficient and useful information. A total of 232 answers were obtained from the respondents, and the data were statistically processed to test the hypotheses of the study.
The results of this study demonstrate a negative relationship between the auditor's time pressure and well-being. In addition, the study seems to indicate that the auditor's family situation has a impact on the relationship between time pressure and well-being, but only if the significance level is slightly higher than five percent. The conclusion is that the more auditors experience time pressure the worse is their well-being.
|Date of Award||2014-Jul-16|
|Supervisor||Pernilla Broberg (Supervisor) & Timurs Umans (Examiner)|
- Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics
- 15 HE credits
Swedish Standard Keywords
- Business Administration (50202)
- time pressure