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Keshtidar M, Adib Roshan F, Sahebkaran M A. The Mediating Role of Innovative Supportive Environment in the Relationship between Organizational Climate and Entrepreneurship in Sports Sciences Male Students. Ann. Appl. Sport Sci. 2018; 6 (2)
1- Associate Professor Sport Management Department, Sport Science Faculty, Birjand University, Birjand, Iran ,
2- PhD Student Sport Science Faculty, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran
3- PhD Student Sport Management Department, Sport Science Faculty, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran
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Background. Today, education of entrepreneurs is considered as one of the basic and fundamental guidelines for the comprehensive development of a country.
Objectives. So the main purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating role of innovative supportive environment in the relationship between organizational climate and entrepreneurship in physical education male students in universities of Mashhad.
Methods. This is a descriptive-correlational and analytical study and has been done by field method. The statistical population of the present study consists of all male students of physical education and sport sciences faculties in the city of Mashhad (1083 people). Among these students, 308 people were selected as study samples. The sampling method was cluster and simple random. Organizational climate questionnaire by Sussman & Deep (1989) and Moghimi (2013) and entrepreneurship questionnaire of Kevin & Slavin (1986) were used for data collection. Also for evaluating the innovative supportive environment, the questionnaire of Cheng Hava Tassi through a
five-point Likert scale was used. The overall reliabilities of questionnaires were obtained respectively 89%, 84% and 92%. The software package of spss21 was used for descriptive statistics and the software of Liserl8.5 was used for confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling (SEM).
Results. The study results showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between all three factors of organizational climate, entrepreneurship and innovative supportive environment (55%). In this relationship, organizational climate (56%) and innovative supportive environment (74%) were effective on entrepreneurship.
Conclusion. Based on research findings, it could be stated that to have Entrepreneur University in the male student part, having merely organizational space is not adequate and the space that has innovative supportive environment should govern it so in interaction with each other causes increasing entrepreneurship in these students.
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• Entrepreneurship topics to be one of the compulsory courses in university both theoretically and practically.
• Holding entrepreneurship festivals and workshops with the cooperation of owners of the industries.
• Businesses of male sports science graduates of various universities of the country can explain the appropriate results for planners of the country.
• It is recommended for researchers to conduct studies on the comparative investigation of employment of domestic and foreign sports science university graduates.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Management and its related branches
Received: 2017/02/18 | Accepted: 2017/06/20

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