Document Type : Research Paper


Assistant Professor of Sport Management of Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran.


With the extension of technology and industrialization of communities, people's active lifestyle has changed to a sedentary lifestyle. This sedentary lifestyle has many complications and negative outcomes. Sport for all is a form of "physical activity" or regular participation in physical activity that it can reduce inactivity and its complications. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify those factors influencing the institutionalization of sport for all in Iran. The research method was exploratory qualitative. The statistical population consisted of all those who had experience in sport for all and institutionalization. The sample was selected by snowball sampling method. 15 subjects were interviewed to reach theoretical saturation. The validity of the interviews was assessed by examining the form and content of the questions by the professors and their reliability was calculated through retest method and their reliability coefficient was calculated as (%83). The results revealed that four categories including individual, team, organizational and environmental factors influenced the institutionalization of sport for all in Iran. In this article, due to the widespread size of factors in each category, merely individual factors including acceptance, belief and attitude, motivation, freedom of choice, commitment, feedback and contextual attributes were examined. Individual factors are a set of factors that are related to the person himself and include psychological, attitude, motivational states, and contextual attributes.


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