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Mokhtari R, Safania A M, Poursoltan Zarandi H. The Factors Affecting the Formation of Political Behavior in Iranian Sport Ministry and Federations. Ann. Appl. Sport Sci. 2018; 6 (2) :95-104
1- Department of Physical Education, College of Human Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Khalkhal, Iran ,
2- Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
3- Facutly of Member, Payame Noor University, Alborz, Iran
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Background. When asked about employees' political behavior in the workplace, they often see it as signs of good behavior and see it as an ugly act that achieves personal goals at the expense of others, and May be harmful to the goals of the organization or individuals.
Objectives. This study aimed to test a model of factors affecting political behavior in the sports industry. In the study, other objectives such as the moderating role of political skills and will, as well as the mediating role of the perception of organizational politics are discussed.
Methods. The sample size of the present research is 705 people which are employees of the Ministry of Sport and federations (of football, volleyball, handball, basketball, weight-lifting, wrestling, taekwondo, veterans and disabled). These were selected by simple random sampling and a questionnaire was used to evaluate the variables under study.
Results. The results did not show
significant direct relationship between inter-organizational factors and show that perception of organizational politics mediated the relationship between inter-organizational factors and political behavior. The results showed that political skills and will, played the role of the moderator of organizational factors with political behavior.
Conclusion. Politics is a fact of life in the organizations. Those who are not able to observe their political behavior cannot understand the fact that
organization is a political system. Thus, the organizations should lead to the politicization and managers should make necessary attempts towards reaching organizational goals which is
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• Holding internship sessions, executive coaching, and leadership books for those seeking to acquire skills in order to increase political skill, political will and perception of the organizational policy is suggested.
• Managers should evaluate individuals' performance in the context of transparent objective criteria, and evaluate and promote staff as much as possible on their competency.
• In the field of political behavior management, it is suggested that organization should clarify the foundations in the assessment process. 
In a rewarding system, those who have high or poor performance should be distinguished.
• It is suggested that students and researchers should investigate this research in the private sector and in other organizations such as services, etc. Also, it is suggested that other factors affecting the political behavior including extra-organizational factors, national culture, etc, should be investigated.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Psychology and its Related Branches
Received: 2017/05/8 | Accepted: 2017/08/5 | Published: 2018/08/18

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