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Background: job satisfaction is referred to a set of individual’s positive and negative attitudes toward his/her job. Personality traits of individuals are among the factors contributing to job satisfaction. According to Dunn model, people receive information based on their self-regulatory strategies and sensory thresholds. Then behave accordingly and in response to the environment. This paper examines the relationship between sensory processing and job satisfaction especially in occupational therapist employing in Shiraz (2014).Methods:This study is descriptive-analytic. The sample consisted of all 33occupational therapists working in Shiraz City who work in private and public sectors, part-time and full-time of both genders. After obtaining written consent, the demographic characteristics questionnaire, adult sensory profile and Minnesota Job Satisfaction Test were obtained. The results were analyzed by SPSS21 software as well as Spearman’s and Pearson chi square tests.Results: Nostatistical correlation wasfound between job satisfaction and all four quadrants including the first quadrant (P.value = 0.441) and second (P.value=0.943) and third (P.value=0.650) and fourth (P.value=0.338). In addition, statistically, there was no relationship between job satisfaction and various variables such as participants’ ages (P.value=0.51), gender (P.value=0.401), marital status (P.value=0.114), educational level (P.value=0.073), job experience (P.value=0.403), average of daily work hours (P.value=0.617) and at end the type of contract (P.value=0.079).Conclusion:The sensory processing cannot directly determine people's satisfaction with their jobs. Job satisfaction is a complex issue that is influenced by different internal and external factors, and cannot be considered as an element for determining job satisfaction of therapists.

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