Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant professor. Department of sport science, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran

2 Assistant professor. Department of Physical Education, Azadshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Azadshahr, Iran

3 Associate professor. Department of sport Management, Payame noor University, Tehran Iran

4 Assistant professor. Department of physical education, Payame noor University. Iran. Tehran


The aim of this study was to identify the effect of trust and spirituality in workplace on knowledge sharing behavior in Sport and Youth General Office of Tehran province. 114 employees and experts of this office were randomly selected as the sample. Rahman et al. (2014) trust and knowledge sharing behavior questionnaire and Anthony (2009) workplace spirituality questionnaire were used in this study. Face and content validity was determined by experts’ viewpoints, and Cronbach's alpha test was used to determine the reliability of the questionnaires. Structural equation modeling based on Smart PLS 3 software was used to analyze the data and identify the causal relationships of research variables. Research findings confirmed the extracted model and showed that trust and spirituality in workplace had a positive and significant effect on knowledge sharing behavior of employees. Also, findings indicated that these variables totally predicted 64% of variation of knowledge sharing behavior variable. Therefore, it is suggested that managers should impel the organization culture to the rising of trust and spirituality among the employees and organization environment in order to share knowledge in organization environment.


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