Study of the Relationship between Teaching Style and Teacher Efficacy: A Quantitative Case Study in Mashhad, Iran

Document Type : Original Article


Department of English Language Teaching, Farhangian University, Mashhad, Iran


The present study investigated the correlation between teaching style and teacher efficacy among 80 Iranian EFL female teachers from Tabadkan District high schools in Mashhad. To fulfill this aim, the participants responded to two separate questionnaires; the Teaching Style Inventory (Dunn & Dunn, 1977) and the Teacher Efficacy Questionnaire (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk Hoy, 2001). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (Pearson correlation coefficient) through SPSS. Findings showed a significant relationship between teaching style and teacher efficacy of high school female teachers (n=80, r=0.57, p=0.00). The results of this investigation may have suggestions for stakeholders, policymakers, administrators, and teachers to address the significance of the issues regarding the two primary variables of this study. Furthermore, teacher educators are encouraged to re-design their professional development programs to suit the genuine requirements of teachers in their unique educational environment if they are to educate successful teachers who can cope successfully with the everyday realities of the classroom.


Volume 1, Issue 1
February 2022
Pages 23-32
  • Receive Date: 23 November 2021
  • Revise Date: 30 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 16 February 2022
  • First Publish Date: 16 February 2022