Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran

2 MSc, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj Branch, Kordestan, Iran

3 Ph.D. Student of Sport Management, University of Tehran (Qom Campus), Qum, Iran


The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between communication skills and social capital in sport organizations of Hamadan province. This research method was descriptive and survey. The population consisted of all employees of sport organizations in Hamadan province. 205 employees of sport organizations of Hamadan province were selected as the sample using cluster and stratified random sampling method. In order to collect data, the Communication Skills Questionnaire (reliability=0.84) and Social Capital Questionnaire (reliability=0.91) were used. To describe the data, descriptive statistics were used; to examine the effects of observed variables on latent variables, inferential statistics, simple and multiple regression and structural equation modeling were used. The results showed a good correlation between communication skills and citizenship behavior and social capital (r=0.569, P=0.05). Also, based on the results of structural equation modeling, communication skills affected (0.21) the acquisition of social capital in the employees of sport organizations in Hamadan province. The results of the path analysis confirmed communication skills on social capital in the conceptual model of the study. Management and communication sciences especially organizational behavior are very beneficial to understand the views and attitudes of individuals. The necessity of recognizing and knowing communication skills and social capital and explaining their relationship in sport organizations facilitates an effective and efficient organization


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