Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor, Department of Sport Management, Payame Noor University

2 Tehran, Iran


The aim of this study was the factor analysis of those factors affecting commercialization of researches in sport management. This study was application in terms of aims which was conducted by descriptive analysis method. The statistical population consisted of lecturers and doctorate students of sport management in state and private universities in Iran (N= 1050) and 257 subjects were randomly selected as the sample. For data collection, a researcher-made questionnaire (50 items) was used; its face and content validity was confirmed by 20 experts in sport management and its construct validity was confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis. In a pilot study, its reliability was obtained as 0.763 using Cronbach's alpha test. To analyze the data, descriptive and inferential statistics including Friedman test, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses using SPSS and AMOS software were used. The results showed that there were seven factors: researchers’ capabilities, research and education strategies, infrastructures, finance, personality and culture, policies and networking for the commercialization of researches in sport management.


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