Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD in Applied Linguistics (TEFL); 1) Department of General Courses, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran; 2) Department of English Language Teaching, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic. Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran

2 PhD in Applied Linguistics (TEFL); 1) Department of English Language, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Gonabad, Gonabad, Iran 2) Department of General Courses, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran


The present study aimed to ascertain whether there was a statistically significant connection between the professional identity, anger, grit tendencies, and psychological well-being of Iranian EFL instructors and their immunity. A total number of 394 EFL teachers teaching at public schools (Khorasan Razavi and Khuzestan, Iran) took part in this analysis. The Language Teacher Immunity Instrument (LTII), The Teacher's Professional Identity Scale (TPIS), the L2-teacher Grit Scale (L2TGS), The Teacher Anger Scale (TAS), and The Psychological Well-Being at Work (PWBW) were administered electronically to respondents. The predictive power of teacher immunity was found in data analysis via Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The findings stress the need of including reflective practices, emotional control strategies, and immune system strengthening in teacher preparation programs.


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