Determinants of audit quality: Role of time budget pressure

  • Received December 21, 2020;
    Accepted June 10, 2021;
    Published June 21, 2021
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    Volume 19 2021, Issue #2, pp. 308-319
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There are many problems related to audit quality, which are often associated with audit failures. Internal government auditors in Indonesia also have issues with audit quality. Therefore, this study aims to present empirical evidence on the relationship between independence, competence, motivation, and audit quality. It will also determine the moderating effect of time budget pressure on the relationship between factors and audit quality. Data of this study were collected through a google form, in which 57 questionnaires were sent to internal auditors of government within the Principal Inspectorate of Indonesia’s Supreme Audit Institution for at least two years. The study adopted a quantitative approach using purposive sampling. Data were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with PLS version 3.0. The result findings of this study revealed that competence and motivation have a significantly positive effect on the quality of audit while independence does not. Time budget pressure does not significantly moderate such a relationship. In addition, these results have several significant implications for internal auditors as an object of consideration and evaluation relating to audits in the government sector, and information for government internal auditors to improve and maintain the quality of audit.

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    • Table 1. Variable measurement
    • Table 2. List of structural positions of BPK RI
    • Table 3. Descriptive statistics
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    • Table 5. Discriminant validity of the Fornell-Larcker criterion
    • Table 6. PLS path algorithm and bootstrapping
    • Conceptualization
      Khoirul Aswar, Meilda Wiguna, Eka Hariyani
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      Fahmi Givari Akbar, Meilda Wiguna
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      Fahmi Givari Akbar
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      Fahmi Givari Akbar, Eka Hariyani
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      Meilda Wiguna, Eka Hariyani
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