Gap Analysis (Current Situation and Favorable Situation) Variables of Quality of Working Life and Organizational Apathy in the General Departments of Sports and Youth of the Northwestern Provinces of Iran

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Student of Sport Management, Science and Research Branch Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor of Sport Management, Allameh Tabataba’I University, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor 0f Sport Management, Science and Researc Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran



Purpose: The objective of this study was to analyze the gap (current and favorable situation) of the variables of work life quality and organizational apathy in the general departments of sports and youth of the northwestern provinces of Iran.
Methods: This research was conducted through descriptive and correlational method. Population included all formal staffs of sport and youth organizations of west northern provinces of Iran (N=204, East Azerbaijan=86, West Azerbaijan=57 and Ardebil=61) in which all population (male=139, female=65) were selected as sample size using census sampling method. The organizational apathy scale by DanaieeFard (2010) and work life quality by Walton (1973) were used to gather data. The validity of scales was confirmed by experts and their reliability were calculated for work life quality (α=0.82) and organization apathy (α=0.88) through Cronbach' alpha.
Results: Results showed that current status of work-life quality (m=2.26) was in non-optimal level than to guessed mean (m=3), however, current status of staffs’ apathy (m=2.31) was optimal than to guessed mean (m=3). Work-life quality inversely and significantly related to organizational apathy (α=0.05). Further, there was not a significant difference between work-life quality, organizational apathy and demographic features (gender and Education).
Conclusion: Considering the research findings, it is suggested that sport managers seek to improve the quality of employees' working life which in turn could reduce the problem of organizational apathy and improve employee productivity.