Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, University of Gilan, Guilan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Ph.D Student of Sport Management, University of Gilan, Gilan, Iran.

4 Ph.D Student of Sport Management, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


Participation in physical activity and taking an active lifestyle, depend on the nature of social relationships and internalize the experiences of others, especially significant others.So the aim of this study was to survey the relationship between some factors of socialization of youthathletes of Rasht with the growth sport participation from sociological and physical education perspective.This was a descriptive-survey study. The population included all 15-29 years old youth athlete in Rasht (55807 people).The sample size was400 peoplewho selected through stratified (selecting active athletic fields) and random (selecting athletes and sports clubs) sampling method.The instrument was a researchers-made questionnaire designed based on questionnaires Parsamhr (1389) and Shamsi (1390).Validity of questionnaire was confirmed by ten professors of physical education in University of Guilan and Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient was 0/88.Descriptive statistics and Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and Spearman's correlation coefficient was used. The results showed that all aspects of socialization are positive and significant relationship with the development of sport participation. Final model of study showed that the weight regression of three factors of sports rate in the family; support family members and the school and teachers, respectively 89/0, 80/0 and 62/0 is the greatest impact factor. Based on the result it seems the family support, either verbal or participation of parents in physical activity, have a major impact on sports participation of childrens. 


All aspects of socialization were positive and significant relationship with the development of sport participation.

The weight regression of three factors of sports rate in the family, support family members and the importance of school and teachers to exercise, had the greatest impact factor between aspects of socialization with 0/89, 0/80 and 0/62 respectively.

The media, with minimal weight regression had little effect on the development of youth sports participation.


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