Document Type : Research Paper



The aim of this study was to survey the relative ratio of organizational citizenship behavior through organization justice in Iran male elite athletes. This research was descriptive correlation which was conducted as a survey. The population of the study included athletes employed in Iran sport leagues (handball, basketball, volleyball, taekwondo, karate, badminton and wrestling). 179 athletes (94 athletes in team sports and 85 athletes in individual sports) were selected as the sample of the study in a pilot study. Regarding the limited access to the sample, convenience sampling method was used. To collect data, researcher-made OCB questionnaires based on Organ and Winner (1983) and Hui and Lam (2000) and organization justice (OJ) based on Nihof and Moorman (1993) were used. To determine the reliability of the questionnaires, Cronbach's alpha was used in a pilot study (reliability for organization justice was 89% and organization citizenship behavior was 83%). To approve the validity of the questionnaires, sport management experts' points of view were used. Descriptive (mean and standard deviaton) and inferential statistics (correlation coefficent, regression, variance analysis and t test) were used to analyze the data. The obtained results were analyzed through SPSS. The results showed a relationship between OJ and OCB (p≤0.001). There was a correlation between interactive justice and OCB (p≤0.03), but there was no significant relationship between two others aspects and OCB.


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