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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Teacher personality

Overview

  • Influence: Teacher personality
  • Domain: Teacher
  • Sub-Domain: Teacher attributes
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Likely to have positive impact
  • Influence Definition: As with student personality, the typical personality factors investigated are openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 5
  • Number of studies: 72
  • Number of students: 14,215
  • Number of effects: 251
  • Effect size: 0.24

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Educational Research Review Klassen & Tze USA Teachers' Self-Efficacy , Personality, and Teaching Effectiveness: A Meta-Analysis 2014 Teacher self-efficacy and achievement 12 0 31 0.24
Educational Research Review Klassen & Tze USA Teachers' Self-Efficacy , Personality, and Teaching Effectiveness: A Meta-Analysis 2014 Teacher personality and achievement 12 0 12 0.16
Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal Kim & Seo Korea The relationship between teacher efficacy and students' academic achievement: A meta-analysis 2018 Teachers self-efficacy 16 14,215 98 0.20
Unpublished conference paper Maddocks, Osman, & Patall USA Teacher enthusiasm and student outcomes: A meta-analysis 2017 Teacher enthusiasm 20 0 98 0.32
Review of Educational Research Abrami, Leventhal, & Perry Canada Educational Seduction 1982 Expressiveness of teacher 12 0 12 0.29
TOTAL/AVERAGE 72 14,215 251 0.24

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 3 3 3 2 3
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