Document Type : Research Paper


M. A. in Sport Management, Payame Noor University


The aim of this study is to identify the factors affecting the political behavior of managers of sports federations. The research methodology is an applied and descriptive-analytical type that has been done in field form.The statistical population of the study was faculty members and graduate students of various disciplines in the field of sport familiar with the concept of political behavior and managers of sports federations with700 people. Based on Morgan's table, 248 people were randomly selected for research sample.In order to achieve the research goals, a 39-item researcher-made questionnaire was used. Its formal and content validity was confirmed by 17 sports management specialists and its validity was verified and verified by a confirmatory factor analysis.The reliability of the questionnaire was also calculated in a preliminary study with 30 subjects and with Cronbach's alpha of 0.82..To analyze the data, descriptive statistical methods such as Kolmogorov Smirnov, verificatory and exploratory factor analysis with the rotation of Varmix, Friedman and using SPSS software Session 20 were used.The research findings showed that the priorities of communication, behavioral, intelligence, negotiation skills, scientific, managerial and leadership, cognitive and value, and technical-empirical factors were identified and influenced the political behavior of the managers of sports federations, respectively.


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