The dimensional validation of the Student Engagement Questionnaire (SEQ) with a Spanish university population. Students’ capabilities and the teaching-learning environment

  • Bernardo Gargallo University of Valencia
  • Jesús M. Suárez-Rodríguez University of Valencia
  • Gonzalo Almerich University of Valencia
  • Irene Verde University of Valencia
  • Maria Àngels Cebrià i Iranzo University of Valencia
Keywords: Assessment of teaching-learning processes, Questionnaire, Students’ capabilities, Teaching and learning environment, University students


In this work, the SEQ (Student Engagement Questionnaire - Kember & Leung, 2009) was validated with a Spanish sample. This instrument is designed to make a joint assessment of teaching-learning processes at university and to provide feedback to teachers and institutions to improve these processes. A sample of 805 subjects from three Valencian universities was used. The questionnaire assesses the capabilities of several students, and the teacher’s ability to design an adequate learning environment. Several versions have been developed until its dimensions (latent variables), and the relations between the involved variables, achieve high degree of stability. A confirmatory factor analysis corroborated the structure proposed by the authors and the relations between the involved variables. Hence the instrument seems suitable to be used in Spanish samples for the proposal it was designed for.

Author Biographies

Bernardo Gargallo, University of Valencia
Catedrático de Teoría de la Educación. Departamento de Teoría de la Educación. Universidad de Valencia. Premio Nacional de Investigación Educativa del Ministerio de Educación en 2000 y 2004
Jesús M. Suárez-Rodríguez, University of Valencia
Catedrático. Departamento de Métodos de Investigación y Diagnóstico en Educación. Universidad de Valencia
Gonzalo Almerich, University of Valencia

Profesor Contratado Doctor.  Departamento de Métodos de Investigación y Diagnóstico en Educación. Universidad de Valencia


Irene Verde, University of Valencia
Profesora Contratada Doctora.  Departamento de Teoría de la Educación. Universidad de Valencia
Maria Àngels Cebrià i Iranzo, University of Valencia
Profesora Contratada Doctora.  Departamento de Fisioterapia. Universidad de Valencia


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How to Cite
Gargallo, B., Suárez-Rodríguez, J., Almerich, G., Verde, I., & Cebrià i Iranzo, M. (2018). The dimensional validation of the Student Engagement Questionnaire (SEQ) with a Spanish university population. Students’ capabilities and the teaching-learning environment. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 34(3), 519-530.
Developmental and Educational Psychology