Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Page: 57-60
Considering the Occupational Prestige of Physical Education Teachers Compared with Other Jobs (Hamadan Province Case Study)
Keivan Shabani Moghaddam, Faculty of Physical Education, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
Mehdi Roozbahani, Department of physical education, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran
Said Janjan, Department of physical education, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran
Seifollah Shahabzade, Faculty of Physical Education, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
Aboozar Soori, Faculty of Physical Education, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
Received: Apr. 15, 2015;       Accepted: Apr. 29, 2015;       Published: May 23, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20150303.14      View  3412      Downloads  82
Abstract
Physical education discipline in many countries of the world, in comparison with other academic topics, is considered as possessing lower credibility, and physical education teachers are sometimes seen by some individuals as people with an entertaining and trivial job. This study was conducted with the aim of investigating the occupational prestige of physical education teachers compared with other jobs. The study’s statistical sample consisted of 235 physical education teachers in the Hamadan Province. A realized questionnaire was employed to gather data, and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used to determine normality of data distribution, and the independent-t test and the one-way ANOVA was employed to test the hypotheses. The study results showed significant difference between the mean credibility of the jobs being considered (physician, teacher, cab driver, salesman, sandwich maker, barber, physical education teacher, and governmental clerk) in the study sample with that of the population. According to respondents, job-owners such as salesmen, barbers, sandwich makers, and cab drivers had higher occupational prestige compared with physical education teachers. Finally, physical education teachers believed that they deserved higher occupational prestige. They were of the belief that physical educationteachers’ job credibility was being considered as lower than some other occupations, and they did not enjoy a social prestige and credibility equal with that of the teachers of other subjects.
Keywords
Job, Occupational Prestige, Physical Education, Teacher
To cite this article
Keivan Shabani Moghaddam, Mehdi Roozbahani, Said Janjan, Seifollah Shahabzade, Aboozar Soori, Considering the Occupational Prestige of Physical Education Teachers Compared with Other Jobs (Hamadan Province Case Study), American Journal of Sports Science. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 57-60. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.20150303.14
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