Moral Climate, Moral Stress and Job Satisfaction among Public Schools Teachers

Nader Shahamat, S. Saeed Mirpoor


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between ethical climate and moral stress with job satisfaction among public school teachers. The research method was correlational and 2000 subjects were selected by simple random sampling. The statistical population of the study consisted of all the secretaries of public schools. The data gathering tool was three questionnaires: ethical climate, moral stress and job satisfaction, which were cross-sectional for statistical samples of the research. In analyzing data, descriptive statistical methods such as mean, standard deviation and charts as well as inferential statistics methods of Pearson and Regression tests were used to test the research hypotheses. Analysis of statistical data showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between moral stress and ethical climate components, except for the criteria. Also, there is a positive and significant relationship between the components of the ethical climate (except for instrumental scale) and job satisfaction, and the relationship between job satisfaction and moral stress. The results of Regression analysis indicate that job satisfaction and moral stress are predictable from the components of the ethical climate.

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