Document Type : Research Paper


1 graduate student of Shahrood university of technology

2 faculty member or Shahrood university of technology

3 graduate students of shahrood university of technology


The aim of this study was the structural equation modeling of the relationship of talent management and social capital with organizational commitment of employees in Sport and Youth offices of Kerman province. The population included all employees of Sport and Youth offices of Kerman province (N=268). 160 subjects were selected as the sample by cluster random sampling method. The questionnaires of talent management (Sayadi et al., 2011), social capital (Akbari, 2012), and organizational commitment (Speir & Venkatesh, 2002) were used to collect the data. The data were analyzed by Pearson correlation and structural equation modeling. Findings indicated that talent management had a direct and significant effect on social capital. Also, the talent management had a direct and positive effect on organizational commitment. Finally, the model showed a good fit to the data. Findings indicated the important role of talent management in social capital and organizational commitment of employees. Thus, talent management and social capital should receive attention in the policies of Sport and Youth offices.


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