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

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Sport Management, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad

2 Sport Management, Bou Ali University

3 Arak University

4 Gilan University


The aim of present study was to predict the attitudinal and behavioral outcomes among professional Iranian soccer coaches based on Job Characteristics Model (JCM) perspective. 122 coaches responded to 7-point Likert questionnaire of job characteristics (Jacko, 2004). Results of Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) showed that there are job characteristics of skill variety (0.66), feedback from job (0.63), autonomy (0.60), specialization (0.55), task identity (0.55), problem solving (0.47), task significant (0.47), and information processing (0.45), respectively among soccer coaches. Results of Path Analysis (PA) for prediction of attitudinal and behavioral outcomes showed that these outcomes mainly created in soccer coaches by criteria psychological states (especially meaningfulness of the work). Thus, it seems that for creating motivational settings in soccer coaches on professional level needs to more stimulation of skill variety, feedback from job and autonomy, because of they gave positive reactions to their variety job and profession aspects of attitudinal and behavioral.