Investigating the Relationship between Perceived Organizational Justice in Collegiate Sport Teams and Sport Achievement Motivation

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Faculty member of Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty member of Sanabad Golbahar Higher Education Institute: Golbahar, Khorasan Razavi province, Iran.

Abstract

Justice as a basic necessity of social life, plays a critical role in administration of sport teams and sport organization. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between Perceived Organizational Justice in Collegiate Sport Teams and Sport Achievement Motivation. In this descriptive –correlative study, 102 student athletes (56 males, 46 females) who were selected as statistical sample from Northern Khorasan and Razavi Khorasan provinces responded to Organizational Justice Questionnaire developed by Niehoff & Moorman (1993) and sport achievement motivation Questionnaire developed by Gill et al. (1983). Conducting correlation coefficient for data analysis revealed that perceived organization justice and its subscales significantly correlated to sport achievement motivation in collegiate sport teams. Moreover, the results of the stepwise regression revealed that, among perceived organization justice subscales, interactional justice was the strongest predictor of sport achievement motivation.

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