Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor of Sport Management at Payame Noor University

2 Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Payame Noor University


The purpose of this research was to design relationship model of career self-efficacy and social capital at the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Iran. Statistical population of this study included 850 employees that working at the all levels (the managerial and operational levels) of Ministry of Youth and Sports in Iran. On the basis of Morgan table, 265 persons were selected through cluster-sampling. To achieve the research goals, the questionnaires of Scherer Public Self-efficacy and Putnam Social Capital were used. Validity of two questionnaires was confirmed by 15 experts, and their reliability were studied in preliminary study with 30 subjects and calculated as 0.8 and 0.73, respectively. For data analysis, the descriptive statistics and inferential statistics methods, including Kolmogorov-Smirnov Single sample student test, and path analysis were used. In addition, for determination of the causal relationship between variables, the method of structural equations model by application of Amos V.18 software and SPSSV.16 were used. Research findings showed that career self-efficacy is not desirable, and social capital is desirable at the ministry of youth and sports of Iran. There is a significant relationship between career self- efficacies with social capital. Their relationship model has desirable goodness. Also, at their relationship model the cognitive factors with coefficient of 0.8, the structural factors with coefficient of 0.74, and the communicational factors with coefficient of 0.71, have the most roles. 


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