Volume 17 Issue 3, December 2022


Article History:
Received: 26 August 2022
Accepted: 8 December 2022
Published: 31 December 2022


Reclassification of Other Comprehensive Income, Earnings Management and Earnings Quality: Evidence from Indonesia

Marhaendra Kusuma1*, Grahita Chandrarin2 and Diyah Sukanti Cahyaningsih2

1Accounting Department, University of Islamic Kadiri, Indonesia
2Postgraduade Program, University of Merdeka Malang, Indonesia


This study empirically proves that standard policies concerning the format of presenting income statements are in the form of additional information. This is particularly relevant to the reclassification of other comprehensive income and profit attribution in increasing transparency and reducing asymmetry information. This study investigated the effect of reclassified items concerning other comprehensive income and net income attributable to owners on earnings management and the quality of earnings. The attribution of earnings to owners was found to have a negative effect on earnings management, along with a positive effect on earnings quality as measured by the earnings response coefficient net and comprehensive income. It was also shown that earnings management does not mediate the effect to earnings quality. Accordingly, this means that the market has responded positively to the reclassification of other comprehensive income and profit attribution. It also precludes the company from carrying out earnings management through the recognition and realisation of other comprehensive income. Reclassification and attribution through increasing transparency and value relevance could consequently reduce asymmetric information.

Keywords: reclassification of others comprehensive income, earnings management, earnings quality, Indonesia
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