Central and attributional models of student perception of teaching and their learning


  • Cáceres-Bauer Cáceres-Bauer Instituto Nacional de Evaluación Educativa, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Pilar Cecilia Rodríguez-Morales Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Marío Javier Luzardo-Verde Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay




perception, teacher effectiveness, construct validity, social psychology, student motivation


Introduction: The central model of student perceptions presented, offering a general characterization of their perception and its role in the relationship between teaching, learning and context, from a socio-cognitive perspective. Also, the attributional model of student perception is presented, which is based on the central model and integrates the view of Weiner’s attributional theory. Background: The theoretical contribution made is based on the analysis of the student’s perception from the perspective of cognitive social psychology and socio-cognitive theories of motivation, and a substantive approach to construct validity. Discussion: The models presented offer a useful conceptual framework for research on the quality of teaching and learning, the development and validation of instruments, and educational evaluation.


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Cáceres-Bauer, C.-B., Rodríguez-Morales, P. C., & Luzardo-Verde, M. J. (2024). Central and attributional models of student perception of teaching and their learning. Revista Digital De Investigación En Docencia Universitaria [Digital Journal of University Teaching Research], 18(1), e1814. https://doi.org/10.19083/ridu.2024.1814



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