Prioritization of Core Competencies for Appointment of Operational Sport Managers in Iranian Ministry of Youth and Sports

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Payame Noor university, Tehran, Iran

3 Assosiate Professor of Sport Management, Payame Noor university, Tehran, Iran


Purpose: The aim of the present study was to analyze and prioritize core competencies for appointment of operational sport managers in Iranian ministry of youth and sports.
Methods: The main data collection tool was a researcher made questionnaire including competency components which was designed and edited by applying theoretical principles and frameworks. In order to validate this questionnaire, an expert’s panel composed of management professors was applied. For testing its reliability, 15 questionnaires were completed and the Cronbach’s alpha was calculated to be 0.95 which was an appropriate reliability coefficient for this study. Statistical population of this study was composed of all sport management professors in universities, chairman of the federations and also elected leaders and experts of the ministry of youth and sports (N=450). Due to the large population of the study, the random sampling method was used (n=209). Data analysis was done by descriptive and inferential statistics, factor analysis and Friedman’s ranking in LISREL and SPSS software.
Results: The results revealed the approval of 57 competency indications in 11 components and that personal component and having motivation ranked above other components.
Conclusion: According to the identified indicators, it is recommended that the criteria used in appointing executive sport managers in Iranian Ministry of Youth and Sports to good and proper rearing was done at this level.


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