Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student of Sport Management, Physical Education Department, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shomal University, Amol, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Sport Management, Physical Education Department, Faculty of Physical Education, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran

3 Associate Professor of Sociology, Social Sciences Department, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran


This study was conducted to examine family social capital and sport participation adolescent students. The statistical population consisted of male and female students in Rasht city who were studying at third grade state high schools in 2011-2012 (N=5682). The sample was 415 adolescent students (155 males, 265 females) who were selected by cluster-stratified sampling method using Morgan table. A researcher-made family social capital and sport participation questionnaire was used to collect data. The content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by 12 sociology and sport management university professors and the reliability was calculated by Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient (r=0.85). t tests and multi regression test were used to analyze the data using SPSS18. Results showed that the relationship of family members in home (13%) and family support (-17%) could predict female adolescent students' sport participation. Also, social participation and membership in volunteer associations could predict 34% of boys' sport participation and 25% of girls' sport participation (P≤0.05).


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