Possible relationship among experience, age, income level, gender, and job satisfaction


  • elham Hasanzadeh Urmia University, Iran
  • Javad Gholami Urmia University, Iran



Job satisfaction, age, gender, experience, EFL teachers


Discovering the causes of satisfaction and dissatisfaction is one of the primary goals of job satisfaction studies, and also it has a connection with several important factors. The present study investigates the relationship among Iranian EFL teachers' experience, age, gender, income level, and job satisfaction. To this end, 104 male and female EFL teachers in Urmia, Iran was selected based on convenience sampling design. The participants were asked to fill out an online Job Satisfaction Index (JDI) questionnaire. It evaluates a person in six areas: the nature of the job, supervision, coworkers, promotions, salaries, and benefits, and working conditions. The questionnaires were analyzed by SPSS. In order to investigate the hypothesis, a parametric correlation coefficient was used. The results revealed there was a connection between experience, age, income level, and job satisfaction. However, the gender-job satisfaction connection was determined to be insignificant. It implies that job satisfaction is irrelevant to gender. The implication of the present study can be beneficial to supervisors, institutes, and administrators.

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Author Biographies

elham Hasanzadeh, Urmia University, Iran

Elham Hasanzadeh, M.A graduated in TEFL at Urmia University, Iran, is a qualified and experienced English teacher who is dedicated and motivated to supporting student growth via academic advancement. Her research interest is Innovative Methods of Teaching Skills.

Javad Gholami , Urmia University, Iran

Javad Gholami is an associate professor of applied linguistics at Urmia University, Iran. His main publications have been on English for Medical Purposes (EMP), incidental focus on form, teacher education, task-based language teaching, and ESP/EAP. Recently, he has been working as a professional EFL teacher convenient editor and researching on convenience editing and academic writing in EAP.


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elham Hasanzadeh and J. . Gholami, “Possible relationship among experience, age, income level, gender, and job satisfaction”, JELPEDLIC, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 35-46, Jun. 2022.