Document Type : Research Paper


1 Phd Student Sport Management Razi University

2 Associate Professor of Sport Management, University of Razi.

3 Professor in sport management, University of Razi.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of personality characteristics on the job-search self-efficacy of graduates of sports science.The study is descriptive-correlation and applied in terms of the method and aims,respectively.The study was done in the form of field source and the statistical population of the study included graduates of sports sciences out of whom 360 individuals were chosen through random sampling as statistical sample.Measurement tool included five standard questionnaires,self-esteem Chang et al(2018),tolerance of ambiguity Hazn et al(2012),control source Kesavayuth et al(2018)and self-presentation Hart et al(2017)and a job-search self-efficacy of Salehi(2005).For translation validity,progressive-regressive translation validity method was used.Pictorial and thematic validity was also confirmed by16sports management professors.In addition,the progressive and regressive reliability and validity of the questionnaire was deemed appropriate.Results analysis was done through structural equations or by means of PLS and SPSS.The results showed that the value of determination coefficient for the internal structure of job search self-efficacy is0.830,which shows the appropriate processing of structural model. In addition, five factors of self-esteem (0.472), tolerance of ambiguity (0.123), Locus of Control (0.125), and self-representation (0.347) on the job-search self-efficacy graduates of the field of sport sciences have an impact. In general, the achievement of this study for sports officials is the necessity of developing policies tailored to personality characteristics for the further employment of graduates in the field of sports science. On the other hand, graduates of the field of sport sciences can provide the context for their further employment by considering their personal abilities and characteristics.


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