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

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associet Professor of Sport Management, Payame Noor University

2 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Payame Noor University


The purpose of this study was factor analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of gymnastic Federation of Iran. The statistical population of the study included 160 sport management faculty members, managers and experts of sport organizations who were familiar with gymnastic sport in Iran. 25 elite sport experts were chosen purposely to qualitative samples. And based on Morgan table 117 persons were cluster-randomly selected to quantitative sample. To achieve the study objectives, the list of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of Iranian gymnastic federation were provided, and the final list was completed based on Delphi method. Based on the provided list, the researcher-made questioner with 96 questions was distributed among the samples. The validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by experts and the reliability was examined in a pilot study with 30 samples by Cronbachs alpha which was as 0.81. For data analysis; respectively in qualitative part; Delphy method, and for quantitative part descriptive statistics and inferential statistics methods, including confirmed factor analysis by application of AMOS and SPSS software were used. The findings of the study showed that there are 15 strengths, 21 weaknesses, 9 opportunities, and 4 threats for gymnastic federation of Iran.


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