An Investigating into Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Physical Education Teachers in Zanjan Province

Document Type: Original Article

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Department of Physical Education, Payam Noor University, Zanjan, Iran

Abstract

Human resources are the most important factor for each organization and without them, organizations can not survive. So, needs, motivators, satisfaction and dissatisfaction factors not only are important but are necessary to adopt correct policies, appropriate strategies and effective planning. Hence, it is important to find factors that have more influence on satisfaction of physical education teachers. Therefore, the present study aims to investigate factors influencing job satisfaction of physical education teachers in Zanjan city. In line with mentioned above, research hypotheses are as following: 1) there is a significant relationship between teacher's salary and their job satisfaction. 2) There is a significant relationship between nature of job and teachers job satisfaction. 3) There is a significant relationship between job promotion and teachers job satisfaction. 4) There is a significant relationship between satisfaction with management and teacher’s job satisfaction. 5) There is a significant relationship between satisfaction with colleagues and teacher’s job satisfaction. Research method was descriptive-survey and statistic population consisted of all physical education teachers in 2007-2008 that was 486 persons. 215 persons of them was selected randomly considering the share of each category. In order to collecting data, Whisky and Groom job descriptive instrument was used (alpha: 0.83). In order to statistical analysis, Kolmogorov smirnov, pearson correlation coefficient (r), and t-test were used. Research findings show that: there is a significant relationship between teacher’s job satisfaction balance with salary, nature of job, and job promotion. But there is not a significant relationship between teacher’s job satisfaction balance and satisfaction with management and colleagues. Also, findings show that bachelor teachers, high school teachers, and teachers with diploma degree, have more job satisfaction compared to others.

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