Investigating the Role of Social Interest and Self-Concept in Teachers’ Occupational Personality
AbstractThe present study aimed at the investigation of the role of social interest and self-concept in teachers’ occupational personality. The study has been conducted based on a descriptive method of correlation type. The study population included all of the junior high school teachers from district one of Zahedan during 2017-2018 academic years. Using sample volume determination table by Krejcie and Morgan (1971) and systematic sampling method, 226 individuals were selected as the study sample volume. To gather the data, the questionnaires of community feeling by Sahami & Mazloumi (2012), self-concept by Carl Rogers (2018) and occupational personality by Variszak and King (1989) were utilized. The content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed. The data obtained from the questionnaires were analyzed in two descriptive and inferential levels using tests like Pearson correlation test and stepwise regression in SPSS23 Software. The findings indicated that there is a positive and significant relationship between social interest and self-concept with occupational personality. Moreover, the results of stepwise regression showed that intellectual and educational aspects account for 17% of the occupational personality variations.