Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences and Health, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences and Health, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

3 , Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences and Health, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: The current research was conducted with the aim of identifying the effective factors in the development of children's sports and physical activity -a contextual model and was conducted using the qualitative research method and data-based strategy based on Strauss and Corbin's approach (systematic method).
Methods: The method of conducting the current research was qualitative, which was used to build the conceptual model of the research using the foundational data theory method and a systematic design. The statistical population of the research was all the experts who were knowledgeable in the field of children's sports development and physical activities, who were in two scientific and executive groups. Sampling was done in a targeted manner, and theoretical saturation was achieved with 16 interviews. Finally, the information obtained from the interview was analyzed in MAXQDA software version 2020.
Results: The results of this research indicate the identification of 3 main categories in the field of causal conditions (family factor, health factor and social relations factor) and 5 cases in contextual conditions (individual and family, infrastructural and equipment, support, economic and managerial conditions). Intervenor (manpower, organization, media activities, control and evaluation and legislation) 7 strategies (sports facilities and equipment, evaluation and control, human power, culture and information, encouragement and motivation, financial and organization) and 5 consequences (physical and mental, social, educational, educational and development of championship sports).
Conclusion: It seems that considering the identified factors in the development of sports and children's activities in childhood and trying to promote sports culture, it can solve some problems in the field of children's sports and lead the society to a healthy life.


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