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Evaluating the Effect of Economic Factors of Family and Individual Factors in Sport Participation of Tehran Citizens, Iran

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Exercise management Department, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 14-19, February,2 (2015)


Public sport has been established with the purpose of increasing participation of all social groups and providing sport pluralism, athletic sport reinforcing, competitive sport, healthy recreations and recreational sport. However, public sport depends on geographical region and social-cultural conditions and includes all organized and unorganized creational sport activities and local-traditional games addressing all the social classes. purpose of this study is to investigate about economic family factors and individual factors affecting sport participation in Tehran`s citizens. To this end, the model proposed by Wicker et al. (2012) has been used to draw a general view regarding the factors affecting sport participation using the internal or individual factors and external factors. The collected data has been analyzed using descriptive statistics including frequency table, diagrams and central indices as well as referential statistics involving non-parametric Kruskal Wallis test, Chi-Square and one-way variance analysis using SPSS software. The obtained findings can be applied to organize and design sport activities for sportsmen.


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