Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student of Sport Management, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Management Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran

2 Assistant Professor in Sport Management, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Management Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran

3 Associate Professor in Sport Management, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Management Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran


The aim of this study was to analyze the dimensions of the synergy of management performance in the development and empowerment of sport federations. This study was applied and descriptive-correlation. The statistical population included 50 managers of sport federations who were selected by purposive sampling method. A researcher-made questionnaire was designed based on the Batman (2002) studies on team synergy, the studies of Evans and Jarvis’ group tendency (1986) and the studies of Locke and Crawford (2000) and Sung (2008) regarding organizational development. The face and content validity of this questionnaire was confirmed using the viewpoints of sport management experts. The construct validity was determined by confirmatory factor analysis. The reliability of the questionnaire was determined using Cronbach's alpha coefficient (0.93). Using structural equations and statistical techniques, the findings showed that interaction and cooperation (path coefficient=0.81), participation (0.76), network (0.76), trust (0.75), cognition (0.73) and facilitation (0.71) had positive, direct and effective roles in the development of sport federations. Therefore, the four main dimensions of the development of sport federations including strategies, the effective use of modern technologies, the reorganization of the organizational structure with the approach of federation agility and, finally, the reform of culture and norms with the aim of balancing the strategies and attitudes of the sport community will be more affordable, cheaper, and faster with synergy.


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