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Version 1.2 – Updated June 2023

Teacher credibility


  • Influence: Teacher credibility
  • Domain: Teacher
  • Sub-Domain: Teacher attributes
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to considerably accelerate
  • Influence Definition: Students who regard their teacher as a credible authority based on their perceptions of competence, trustworthiness, and perceived caring. "Is this teacher someone I can turn to for feedback, help, knowledge, and depth of understanding?" "Am I prepared to invest in her or his assigned tasks to enhance my learning?"


  • Number of meta-analyses: 1
  • Number of studies: 51
  • Number of students: 14,378
  • Number of effects: 51
  • Weighted mean effect size: 1.09
  • Robustness index: 2


Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Communication Education Finn, Schrodt, Witt, Elledge, Jernberg, & Larson USA A meta-analytical review of teacher credibility and its associations with teacher behaviors and student outcomes. 2009 Teacher credibility 51 14,378 51 1.09
TOTAL/AVERAGE 51 14,378 51 1.09
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