Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor in Business Management, Management Department, Faculty of Humanities, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran


The aim of this study was to determine the effect of organizational socialization on the intention to continue voluntary collaboration in student sports in Tehran. This study was carried out by a descriptive-survey field method. The statistical population consisted of all volunteers of student sport clubs of high-ranking universities in Tehran (N=550). For sampling, convenience sampling method was used and Morgan table was used to determine the sample size. The data were gathered from 286 volunteers. Organizational Socialization Questionnaire (OSQ), Intention to Continue Questionnaire (ICQ) and demographic questionnaire was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling (SEM) through Amos software/18 was used to analyze data. The results showed that organizational socialization influenced the intention to continue collaboration (pc=0.38). Generally, socialization played an important role in retaining student sports volunteers.