Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran

2 Msc, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Lengeh Branch, Hormozgan, Iran

3 MSc, Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

4 MSc, Department of Paramedical School, Gerash University of Medical Sciences, Gerash, Iran

5 PhD, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

6 MSc, Larestan Health Center, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran.

7 MSc, Department of Nursing, Khomein University of Medical Sciences, Khomein, Iran

8 Student Research Committee, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran


Background: Teachers' motivation towards their jobs is one of the major challenges in educational systems. The purpose of this study was to investigate the motivation of teachers towards their job.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. The participants consisted of all teachers of secondary school of Bandar Lengeh city in 2016. The sample size of the study was 45 for teachers. The teachers were recruited through census sampling. Data were collected using the Hackman and Oldham's Job Motivation Questionnaire. The data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS 25 software.
Results: Of the 45 teachers, 41 (92%) were married and 4 (8%) were single; also, 29 subjects (64%) were males. The majority of teachers were (no:19, 43%) between the ages of 31 and 40 years.  64% of the teachers had a bachelor's degree. 18% of them had low job motivation, 44% had moderate and 38% had high job motivation. The results of the T-test did not show a statistically significant difference between the teachers of public and gifted students schools (p value>0.05).
Conclusion: The results of the study show that the teachers' job motivation is important in their productivity. It is suggested that targeted and effective programs should be implemented to promote the mental health of this important group of society.  


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