Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant professor, Department of Physical Education, Bandargaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandargaz, Iran.

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


The aim of this study was factor analysis of the components of administrative requirements before Sports Privatization in Iran. Research methodology was exploratory mixed method. The statistical population was sports management professors (n = 345), experts of sports privatization (n= 35) totally of 380 people and sample size was 198 people. The survey instrument was a semi-structured interview and researcher-made questionnaire. Form and content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by 12 experts and professors of sport management. Reliability using Cronbach's alpha coefficient obtained α=0.79 and was approved. For data analysis, descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean, etc.) and inferential (factor analysis) was used. All analysis using statistical software Lisrel 8.8 and Spss 20 at a significance level (α= 0.05) was performed. The total variance explained showed that the research items comprise 6 factors and these factors account for about 67.945% of the variance. The results showed that six categories of requirements before sports privatization were identified that respectively were updating the comprehensive sports plan (0.92), empowering the private sector (0.88), empowered human power (0.87), Monitoring and control (0.85), Organization and structure (0.81), Services (0.79) requirements. According to the results it can be concluded that the country's sports officials before transferring the sport to the private sector should take note of the administrative requirements until privatization process can be performed in favorable conditions.


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