Iranian EFL Teachers' Sense of Professional Identity and their Computer Literacy

Toktam Abtahi, Khalil Motallebzadeh

Abstract


This study examines Iranian EFL teachers’ sense of professional identity and their computer literacy. To these end, 718 EFL teachers from different cities in Iran filled out job satisfaction, occupational commitment, and computer literacy questionnaires. SPSS software was employed to summarize the collected data. Independent Sample t-test and Pearson Product-Moment Correlation were run to check the level of significance. For qualitative data collection, five open-ended questions were added to the end of the job satisfaction questionnaire. The obtained answers were categorized and the frequency for each category was calculated. The results revealed that computer literacy has a significant relation with continuance commitment, job satisfaction, and gender. The results further suggested that teacher computer literacy provided an encouraging base for their professional identity.

 


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Teachers’ sense of professional identity, Occupational commitment, Job satisfaction, Computer literacy, Teachers’ computer literacy

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