Document Type : Research Paper


1 PHD student of sport management, Faculty of sport science, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

2 - Professor, Faculty of sport science, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

3 Assistant professor, Faculty of sport science, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran


The purpose of the present study was the prediction of sports involvement of students through leadership style of physical education teachers with investigation the mediating role of satisfaction and sports motivation. The research method was descriptive - correlational; in terms of objectives, it was an applied research conducted through a field study. Statistical population of this study included all the High school students in Shahindezh in the 97-98 academic year. The number of samples in this research was determined using a cluster sampling method and 242 individuals were sampled among male and female students. To collect the data, leadership scale for sport of Chelladurai and Saleh (1980), sports motivation of Ryan et al. (1997), athletes' satisfaction of Chelladurai and Riemer (1988) and sports involvement of Beaton et al. (2011) questionnaires were used. In order to present the research model, and convergence and divergence validity, the Mplus software was applied. The results showed that democratic and positive feedback leadership styles play an important role in creating sports motivation and increasing student satisfaction. Also, the results highlighted the mediating role of sports motivation and satisfaction in the relationship between leadership styles of sports teachers and sports involvement of student. The results showed that democratic and positive feedback leadership styles play an important role in creating sports motivation and increasing student satisfaction. Also, the results highlighted the mediating role of sports motivation and satisfaction in the relationship between leadership styles of sports teachers and sports involvement of student.


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