Introduction: The aim of research was to present a paradigm model to develop the professional ethics of schools’ physical education teachers.
Methods: This research was executed by qualitative method with systematic grounded theory (GT) approach. The population included the experienced professors in the field of study research who wereselected by using the snowball sampling method. The tools and methods for collecting the data were personal semi-structured interviews; and the interviews continued till the theoretical saturation point (13 interviews). To analyze the data, the systematic approach with three main steps of open coding, axial coding and selective coding was applied.
Results: During the open coding process, in total, 506 conceptual codes were obtained without considering the overlaps. In the next step, 74 common concepts formed 16 categories on the basis of overlaps and similarities. At last, in the axial and selective coding stages, the paradigm model of professional ethics among the physical education teachers was explained and outlines focusing on the central category of personal and organizational development were drawn.
Conclusions: Investigating the situation, status and offering of professional ethics indicators in education system and its teachers can help the policy-makers, managers and planners to make the appropriate decisions for filling the gap between the current status and desired status of teachers’ professional ethics. Within this path and in the present study, causative conditions, strategies, grounds, intervening conditions and the consequences were explained separately.