Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student of Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli

2 Assistant Professor of Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli

3 Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Sport Sciences Research Institute

4 Assistant Professor of Sports Management, Faculty of physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shomal university, Amol, Mazandaran, Iran


The present study aimed to provide a conceptual pattern of sustainable participation in student sports. The research method is qualitative content analysis and applied purpose. Research participants included people with management history at various levels of student sports, experts, and informed professors in student sports issues. To conduct interviews and obtaining information in relation to the issue of research, 17 people’s opinions were completely were examined.  For data collection, semi-structured interviews were used and analyzed using MAXQDA software. The factors identified in the form of 212 semantic phrases and 38 open codes without repeat, 8 axial codes, and 3 categories were used and for prioritizing codes and categories of Shannon entropy, and at the end, the concept model was drawn. The Kappa method was used to measure the reliability and quality control of the present study. The kappa coefficient calculated by SPSS software is 25 times 0.751, which is at the level of excellent agreement. The results showed that the components of sustainable participation in student sports included the ad element, public relations, verification, advertisement, subculture, social class, service and resources, and participation management. These components are promoted in the form of three dimensions of promotion, social and cultural infrastructure and management. Sustainable involvement of student sport requires people who work in this manner; therefore, people should be attracted to be elite in both planning and policymakers.


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