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

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student, Department of Physical Education, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran


This research was conducted with the main purpose of designing human resource maturity model in physical education departments of comprehensive universities of the country. Regarding the exploratory nature of the research, the modeling process, which is the theorizing approach rather than testing theory as well as the study in a small scope but high depth, was used as a qualitative method for codification of the model. The data were collected by semi-structured interviews, in such a way that each interview lasted about thirty minutes and information was finalized in about four months. The community responded to the interview questions were university experts at the physical education departments of the universities of the country as a whole were 18 people and the interviewees were selected based on the principle of diagnosis and snowball sampling techniques, the condition for the completion of sampling was to reach theoretical saturation. In order to verify the accuracy of the data, two people encoded and the similarity coefficient of 78% of the codes was obtained. The findings of the research reveal the discovery of human resources leadership components, labor relations and employees, perceptual outcomes of human resources, human resource development, human resources compensation, human resources planning and human resources, and human resources strategy,that explored cases likely to facilitate the maturity of human resources in physical education departments. The result of this study ends to identify the components that will lead the academic focus to more focused concentration on manpower.