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PhD student in English language teaching, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, director of education at the Pooyandegan Rah-e Melal Institute, Iran


The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between professional ethics of university professors and their job satisfaction and self-efficacy beliefs. This study was a correlational study. The statistical population of this study included all full-time faculty members of the Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch in the academic year 2018-2019, 120 individuals. Based on Morgan table, a sample of 92 persons was determined and selected by available sampling method. Data collection tools were Riggs & Knight (1994) General Self-Efficacy Scale, Cadozier Professional Ethics Scale (2002), and Job Satisfaction Questionnaire by Abu Bakr et al. (2017). Data analysis using Pearson correlation coefficient method showed that there is a relationship between professional ethics of university professors and their job satisfaction and self-efficacy beliefs (P <0.05). There is also a relationship between the dimensions of professional ethics of university professors with their job satisfaction and self-efficacy beliefs (P <0.05). Based on these findings, it is advisable to the professors to use their efforts to establish an ethical job environment in order to develop their abilities and achieve job satisfaction.


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