Document Type : Original research study


Department of Physical Education, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran


The importance of social status in all occupations, including among educators, was essential. This issue has led to the present study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the social status of physical education teachers in Iran through structural interpretation modeling. The present study was descriptive-correlational research that as Field was done. The statistical society of the present study consisted of university professors, physical education teachers and educators in the field of research. According to the bullet selection, 34 people were identified as the sample of the study. The research instrument was a researcher-made questionnaire. The results of this study showed that 15 factors affecting the improvement of social status of teachers were identified. These factors were classified into six levels.


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