In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Scientific Association of Sports Management of Iran

Document Type : Research Paper



This study aims to investigate the quality of friendly relationships among coaches and sport team players selected from Khorasan Razavi province. Regarding the purpose, the 27 items scale for friendly relationship quality in sport (SFQS) structured by Wise and Smith (1999) Were distributed among 341 players from group reports such as football, basketball, volleyball, handball and also individual sports like run and Fields, taekwondo, swimming and wrestling in Khorasan Razavi provincebased on the formula for estimating sample size (Morgan table) and cluster sampling at the range of 13 to 17 years old whom friendly relationships and friendship quality is more important to them.
According to determined norm for this questionnaire, 5-point Likert scale was used. Content validity of instrument was calculated by practitioners and reliability at a panel study was 0.85. To analyze data, one-way ANOVA and spearman correlation was used at 0.05 level. Results show that there is a meaningful relation between subscales of support and enhancing self esteem (F=2.107, p=0/024), honesty and intimacy (F=2.366, p=0/021), common traits (F=4.867, p=0.001) and accompanying and geniality (F=2.648, p=0.006) separately to sport fields and there is no meaningful relation between subscales of solving conflict (F=1.130, p=0.285) and conflict (F=1.698, p=0.207).
Overall, the results show that friendship quality could have an important role in solving problems related coaches and players and figuring a relation border maybe a key to solve many problems like self-esteem, stress, accompanying, conflict and so on


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