Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Management, Sport Sciences Faculty, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Sport Management, Physical Education and Sport Sciences Faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran,

3 Associate Professor, Department of Sport Management, Physical Education and Sport Sciences Faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between internal communication effectiveness and change acceptance in staff of physical education faculties of Tehran state universities. The study was correlation and the statistical population consisted of all staff of physical education faculties of Tehran state universities (N=81). Census sampling method was used and 80 questionnaires were collected. Internal Communication Effectiveness Questionnaire of Shallanberger (2009) and Change Acceptance Questionnaire of Elving (2009) were used to collect data. 10 sport management professors confirmed validity of questionnaires and their reliability was calculated by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (Internal Communication Effectiveness Questionnaire: 0.78, Change Acceptance Questionnaire: 0.85). The data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics (Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, linear one-sample regression). Results showed that a significant linear relationship between internal communication effectiveness and support for change, willingness to cooperate in change and change acceptance in staff of physical education faculties of Tehran state universities. According to these results, it can be said that the deans of physical education faculties must improve their communication effectiveness to increase change acceptance in staff and thereby to increase the possibility of success of change programs


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