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Pages: 6951-6960
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1632

Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE EFFECT OF CHARACTERISTICS OF A TEACHER ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE IN SPANISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS

I. Campos-García1, J.I. Galán2, J.A. Zúñiga-Vicente1

1Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (SPAIN)
2Universidad de Salamanca (SPAIN)
The main purpose of this study is to explore the main effect that certain demographic, professional and labor characteristics related to teachers can have on students’ academic performance. We focus our attention on the scores achieved by students in a specific test that is compulsory in Spain: the university admission test. The empirical analysis is based on data from a survey of Spanish educational organizations. Our final sample consisted of 105 secondary schools. The total number of teachers and students included in this study is 4,385 and 13,599, respectively. A hierarchical regression model is specified to test the relationships between the main variables of interest considered in the study. Our results consistently reveal that there is a positive relationship between the scores achieved by students in the university admission test and the following characteristics of a teacher: gender, specialization, continuous training, type of contract and motivation. On the contrary, the effect of teacher’s age is not significant. These findings may be of use to theory and practice in understanding and advancing different determinants on students’ academic outcomes.
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author = {Campos-Garc{\'{i}}a, I. and Gal{\'{a}}n, J.I. and Z{\'{u}}{\~n}iga-Vicente, J.A.},
title = {THE EFFECT OF CHARACTERISTICS OF A TEACHER ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE IN SPANISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS},
series = {12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-9480-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2018.1632},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2018.1632},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {6951-6960}}
TY - CONF
AU - I. Campos-García AU - J.I. Galán AU - J.A. Zúñiga-Vicente
TI - THE EFFECT OF CHARACTERISTICS OF A TEACHER ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE IN SPANISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS
SN - 978-84-697-9480-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2018.1632
PY - 2018
Y1 - 5-7 March, 2018
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2018 Proceedings
SP - 6951
EP - 6960
ER -
I. Campos-García, J.I. Galán, J.A. Zúñiga-Vicente (2018) THE EFFECT OF CHARACTERISTICS OF A TEACHER ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE IN SPANISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS, INTED2018 Proceedings, pp. 6951-6960.
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