Document Type : Research Paper


1 M.A, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahroud University of Technology, Shahrood, Semnan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahroud University of Technology, Shahrood, Semnan, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Semnan, Iran


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between family social support and social support from friends and self-efficacy with the participation of veterans and disabled athletes in Khorasan Razavi province in physical activities. This research is descriptive-correlational and the statistical population is veteran and disabled athletes in Khorasan Razavi province in 2017. The sample consisted of 244 veterans and disabled athletes who were selected randomly. To collect data, demographic characteristics questionnaire, Amount Sports Partnership Questionnaire, Self-efficacy questionnaire, Family Social Support Questionnaire and Social Support from friend Questionnaire (Lee, Peterson and Dixon, 2010) was used. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis and Friedman test using by SPSS software version 21. Between self-efficacy and the athlete's participation rate (r =0/201) as well there is a positive and significant correlation between social support of the family and social support of the friends with the participation rate of athletes (r = 0/156) (r = 0/221). But self-efficacy, social support for the family and social support from friends are not significant predictors of the participation of veterans and disabled athletes in physical activity. There is a positive and significant relationship between the participation of veterans and disabled athletes in physical activities with self-efficacy, family social support and social support from friends, also veterans and disabled athletes receive the most support by providing conditions for travel to training and competition venues and encouraging and positive feedback from the family. and they also receive the least support from the family for showing how they are doing right and how to exercise.


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