Investigating the consequences of the outbreak of Covid-19 on the sports industry

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Phd. Student of Sport management, Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran

3 Professor, Department of Physical Education, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University of Gorgan

4 Assistant professor, Department of Physical Education, Bandargazs Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandargazs, Iran.


The aim of this study was to investigate the consequences of the outbreak of Covid-19 virus on the sports industry. The present study was descriptive-survey in terms of applied purpose and in terms of data collection method. In the first (qualitative) part for conducting field interviews, the statistical population of the research, prominent professors in the field of sports management as well as some executive managers of sports organizations (sports boards, sports and youth departments, sports federations, sports producers) These individuals were purposefully selected for qualitative interviews on the subject of research (18 interviews with 18 people and continued to the point of theoretical saturation) and in the second part (quantitative) after collecting information from qualitative research, made a questionnaire. And this questionnaire (33 items in the form of two central codes of positive and negative consequences) was distributed among all sports professionals and sports economic activists in the country (384 people). Use elongation and skewness indices to check the distribution of data (normal or abnormal) and to review and answer research questions and draw and develop a measurement model and structural model of SPSS software version 24, Smart PLS version 2.0 and Max QDA Pro version software were used. The results showed that economic and sports factors are negative consequences and managerial, sports and economic factors are positive consequences. It is hoped that by considering each of the positive and negative consequences of the outbreak of Quid-19 on the sports industry,


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