Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Physical Education,aliabad katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, aliabad katoul, Iran

2 Department of Physical Education,gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, gorgan, Iran

3 Department of Physical Education, Bandargaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandargaz, Iran

4 Department of Physical Education, Islam Shahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islam Shahr, Iran


The purpose of this study was to present a model for the development of moral literacy among professional football players in Iran. This was done by conducting a qualitative research of the grand theory type, the method of which is exploratory. In this research, through literature review and exploratory interviews, model presentation was analyzed from data-driven method and content analysis method (coding of analysis unit, categories and registration unit). In order to conduct the field interview, the statistical population of the research was experts and professors in the field of sports management who had the necessary experience and knowledge about the subject of the research (moral literacy and sports ethics); These individuals had published at least one study (research article, lecture, research project, author and translation of a book) in the field of moral literacy and sports ethics. After analyzing the literature and to complete and present the research model, 18 people from the statistical community were interviewed to complete the list of factors for the development of moral literacy among professional football players in Iran. Finally, the categories were identified in the form of 13 categories and 47 concept codes, and in the heart of the six dimensions of the paradigm model as causal causes (2 categories), the main category: the development of moral literacy among Iranian professional football players (3 categories) Strategies (2 categories), contextual conditions (2 categories), interventionist conditions (2 categories), and consequences (2 categories) were included.


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