Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D, Sport Management, Sport Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant professor, Sport Management, Sport Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran


The purpose of this study was to introducing performance appraisal questionnaire for sports federations. The research method was a mixed method that combines qualitative and quantitative methods. Population of study was experts assessing the performance of sports federations at the Ministry of Sport (10 people), heads, evaluators and Secretaries of the sports federation in Iran (100 people) and University elite who have done research in the field of management and performance evaluation in sport (50 people). The number of samples continued to reach the theoretical saturation for the interview (25people). In the quantitative phase, 130 questionnaires were collected. In order to analyze the data, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling using SmartPLS3 software were used. 124 questions were categorized into 32 sub-criteria and 9 criteria that included: Leadership (18 questions), Strategy (13 questions), Human resources (17 questions), Partnership and Resources (17 questions), Processes, Products and Services (18 questions), Customer Results (12 questions), Human resources Results (11 questions), Society Results (7 questions) and Key Results (11 questions). The results of this study showed that the performance appraisal (evaluation) questionnaire of sports federations is an appropriate theoretical framework and tool for evaluating organizational performance in sports federations. It is suggested that managers and researchers in sport management use this questionnaire to evaluate the performance of sports federations.


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