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Determine and Validate the Needs of Competencies for Sport Managers in Sport Centres in Isfahan City, Iran

Akram Soltani 1, Jamalsafri Saibon 2, Ahmad Tajuddin Othman 2, and Iman Nazerian 3
1. Department of Human Science, Khomeinishahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Esfahan, Iran
2. Department of Educational Studies of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
3. Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Mobarakeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

Abstract—previous studies have identified initial components including items. This paper therefore, aims toidentify and verify the components and items of competencies for sports managers in Physical Education and Sports Centres in Isfahan City, Iran. It is, in fact crucial to determine whether identified variables in previously theoretical frameworks after clustering are suitable for reflecting the skills, abilities, attitudes, knowledge based on the conditions of sports organizations and centres. The sample size was 250 managers, selected randomly from a research population of 700 sports managers. The findings of this study also showed the interviews and Delphi iterations with a baseline mean of 3.00 to confirm remaining items and components whereas EFA and PCA were then employed to construct the final required competency. As a result indicated nine components of required competencies including 62 items in the last iteration were finally confirmed and validated with Cronbach's alpha (0.967).

Index Terms—needs of competencies, sport managers, sport centres, components and Items of competency

Cite: Akram Soltani, Jamalsafri Saibon, Ahmad Tajuddin Othman, and Iman Nazerian, "Determine and Validate the Needs of Competencies for Sport Managers in Sport Centres in Isfahan City, Iran" Journal of Advanced Management Science, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 230-237, May 2017. doi: 10.18178/joams.5.3.230-237
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