Cross-national dataset from Chile, Spain, Venezuela and Colombia to analyze the meanings students attribute to the pedagogical authority of teachers

Published: 19 April 2020| Version 4 | DOI: 10.17632/bk448r8vfy.4
, José Jaime Pérez-Segura,


This dataset includes the answers of 913 university students from 4 different Ibero-American countries (Spain, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela) to a set of questions related to the perception of teachers as authority figures. These questions constitute the 17 items that make up the Scale of Pedagogical Authority Meanings in the Classroom. As a result of the psychometric properties evaluation, a list of the components of each factor has been established: a) Closeness and Empathy (composed by 6 items): Being nice Teaching in an entertaining way Being cool Being friendly with students Being democratic in the classroom Having an outgoing personality b) Teaching and Respect (4 items) Teaching in a clear way Possessing a deep knowledge of the subject Being intelligent Being respectful with students c) Gender of the teacher (2 items) Being a woman Being a man d) Character, Demand and Experience (4 items) Possessing much professional experience Having a strong character Teaching an important subject Applying sanctions relentlessly


Steps to reproduce

This questionnaire was initially assessed by experts. Afterwards, it was passed out to university students in printing form (although an electronic version might have been equally effective). After that, the data was typed into an SPSS file and the relevant analyses were carried out.


Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha - Campus de Albacete, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon


Education, Teaching, Questionnaire, Teacher, Student Teacher