Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student in Sport Management, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

4 Assistant professor, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


This study was conducted to investigate the role of sports participation in designing and developing a model for the socialization of adolescents. The statistical population included adolescents aged 13 to 11 in eastern Iran who had regular exercise experience (at least three times per week for an hour or more), at least in the last six months, of which 719 adolescents selected as a multi-stage cluster. The tool used in this study was a researcher-made questionnaire designed to collect data, based on the Likert spectrum and with 42 questions. A structural equation model with PLS software used to analyze the research data. The results of this study showed that sports participation had influenced by three factors attitudesmental norms and perceived behavior control. From this point of view, adolescents' attitude toward sport has the most effect on their attendance. The results of the study showed that the higher the participation rate of adolescents in sport, the increased likelihood of them encountering some of the common values in the exercise environment, and it can be easier to pay attention to these values and to create self-adaptation, seeking to increase the level of attention to values Different groups, such as family, friends, and more, subdivide the subjective norms into the conditions for learning these values and, consequently, the transfer of values. As learning and deeper values take place, adolescents are loyal to these values and attract and absorb these values over time and become part of their personal and social identity.


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