Document Type : Research Paper



The aim of this study was to investigate general decision making styles in sport managers.The statistical population consistedof 237 sport managers from Isfahan province. The sample size was determined based on Krejcie and Morgan table (n=144) by stratified random sampling method. For data collection, Scott and Bruce (1995) questionnaire was used in 25 items and 5 criterions: intuitive style, dependent style, rational style, avoidance style, and spontaneous style. Face, content and construct validity of this questionnaire and also its reliabilitywere approved. For data analysis, exploratory factor analysis, Pearson correlation and Friedman statistical testes and also two methods of multiple objective decision making methods (GTOPSIS and GSAW) were used. Results showed that rational, intuitive, and avoidance styles were dominant in sport managers’ general decision making styles. Dependent and spontaneous styles were less used by these managers. Among sport managers’ general decision making styles, there was a significant and positive relationship between rational and intuitive styles. There was a significant and negative relationship between rational and spontaneous styles and also between intuitive and spontaneous styles.


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