Document Type : Research Paper



 The aim of this study was to design national pride model and its dimensions with an emphasis on sport. Statistical population consisted of all professors and PhD students of physical education and other disciplines in state universities. Cluster sampling method was used based on geographical distribution. Sample was determined as at least 2 and maximum 10 times more than items of the questionnaire based on exploratory factor analysis and 325 questionnaires were collected. Using a researcher-made questionnaire with a review of literature, a semi-structured interview with professors of sport management and social sciences was conducted in an exploratory process. Using Lisrel software and confirmatory factor analysis, seven factors (cultural and literature pride, history and civilization pride, military pride, political pride, science pride, economic pride and sports pride) were detected. Also all indexes of the model had good fit. It is suggested that researchers should test and develop this model in different sport and non-sport fields.


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