English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Isfahan, Iran (Hadisalehi1358@yahoo.com)
English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Isfahan, Iran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The issue of job satisfaction has always attracted great attention among researchers in various fields including business, industry and the public sector. This study is an attempt to investigate the relationship between teachers’ job satisfaction and their attitudes towards students’ beliefs and motivation. To achieve the goal, a questionnaire was designed and was administered to a sample of 340 among the English teachers, teaching in Iranian language institutes in Isfahan. After gathering the questionnaires, the quantitative data were categorized, coded and analyzed based upon the main themes and the respective research questions. The results revealed that there are empirically positive significant relationships (t > 2.56, p < 0.001) between teachers’ job satisfaction and their attitudes toward students’ motivation and beliefs. The findings provide us with a better understanding of the nature of the relationship between teachers’ job satisfaction and teachers’ attitude toward their students’ beliefs and motivation. Moreover, finding of the study could be important and helpful to designed professional development programs in order to both enhance skill and knowledge, which result in improving conditions of learning English as a foreign language.
Keywords: job satisfaction; belief; motivation; attitude; learning English