Document Type : Research Paper


1 Employee of the General Department of Sports and Youth of Alborz Province

2 Professor of Physical Education, University of Tehran

3 University of Tehran

4 associate professor, Faculty of physical education and sport sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran



The purpose of the present research was to explain the pathological model of the position of women in Iranian sports.The statistical population of the research included all managers and employees of the Ministry of Sports, professors and doctoral students,coaches and international referees and professional athletes.Sampling in the qualitative part was purposeful, which continued until theoretical saturation was reached and in the quantitative part, it was done in an accessible manner and based on reliable sources, 394 people from the community participated in completing the questionnaire online.the method of data collection was field based and specifically based on the structural equation model which was done using SPSS version 25 software and LISREL version 8.8 software.The research tool included a researcher-made questionnaire that was used after confirming face validity and construct validity(KMO=0.91) and the result of Bartlett's test (p=0.0001, χ=20107/1).

FindingsBased on factor analysis through principal component analysis and parallel analysis, it was determined that pathology of women's position in Iranian sports contains three main factors (environmental content and structural) and 16 subfactors; Also, the results of the second-order confirmatory factor analysis with Lisrel software showed that all factor loadings have good explanatory powerand based on the prioritization of the dimensions of the threepronged model, the behavioral and content dimensions are in the first place;The environmental dimension is in the second place and structuraldimension is in the thirdpriorityso it is suggested that the officials first make changes in the content and behavior field,then in the environmental dimensionand finally in the behavioral dimension.


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