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

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Depatment of Physical education, Borujerd Branch, Islamic A sad University, Broujerd, lran

2 Department of physical education, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd Branch, Iran

3 Associate Professor of Sport Management Department, Kharazmi


The purpose of this research was to determining the Mediating Role Social Capital in the causal Effects professional ethics of the managers on the citizenship civic moral among football clubs fans in Premier League Football of Iran. The research method is descriptive correlational. The statistical population of this research was all the fans of the national football league in 1397, watch their favorite football team matches. Using the sample size formula for an unlimited society, 320 people were selected as samples, three questionnaires were used to collect information: Eidi and colleagues' professional ethics questionnaire (1395), the researcher-made citizenship ethics questionnaire and Goshal and Nahapit social capital questionnaire (2002). Collected data were analyzed by inferential methods such as Pearson correlation coefficient, Sobel test and structural equation model. The results of the research showed that there is a significant relationship between professional ethics and its components and social social capital (r=0/717) and its components with the citizens' ethics (r=0/581) of the supporters. The AMOS software outlets indicate the fitting suitability of the structural model. (NFI=0/9، IFI=0/97، RMSEA=0/07 و CFI=0/97 indicate the fit of the structural model). According to the results: The Sobol Amount statistic is equal to 8/314, which is at 99% confidence level, Significant reporting was reported (P-Value≤0.05). It seems that social capital of the club can act as a mediating variable between the managers' ethics and civil ethics and the citizenship of the fans, and professional ethics, thereby, reveal their effects on the ethics of the citizenry of the fans.


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