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

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor in Sport Managment of Payame Noor University

2 Ph.D. Student in Sport Management. Tarbiat Modares University

3 Assistant Professor, K.N.Toosi University of Technology


The purpose of this research was to investigate role of leadership styles of manager's of private sport clubs in west provinces of Iran on their employee's entrepreneurship. Research methods was descriptive and correlation which have done by survey. Final samples consisted of 480 employees of the clubs. Data gathering tools were two researcher made questionnaires in entrepreneurship (Cronbach's Alpha= 0.82) and leadership styles (Cronbach's Alpha= 0.74) which their validity was approved by physical education faculty members. SPSS 18 statistical package was used for descriptive analysis, and LISREL software leveraged for Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Results of inferential statistics and SEM showed that path coefficient of leadership style on entrepreneurship (0.43) was significant (t value= 5.89). Coefficient of participatory leadership style was (0.82) more than consolatory style (0.45) and both styles were significant (t>1.96). For entrepreneurship variable, "ingenious and devise", "need for success" and "employee's team work" had greatest factor loadings. So, it can be said that managers with participatory and consolatory leadership styles can have entrepreneur employees.


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