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Table 1 An overview of the emerged codes and themes

From: Gaining favorable identities of Iranian EFL teachers: a single case study of transition from elementary schools to universities

ThemesCodesKey terms
Personal selfInclinationsBeing a teacher, change the level, sensations
IdentityLower identity, being bothered, lack of appreciation, subject matter
Social selfIdentityPositive identity, being called differently, more knowledgeable, researcher rather a teacher
adoptionstudy more, being a professor
LearnersSchool learnersMore dependent, having short aims, the only receiver
Collage learnersMore independent, teach, do research,