Sport Participation, Womens Obstacles, Staff of the National Iranian Drilling Company
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The aim of this study was to determine prioritization of participation-inhibiting factors in female staff of the National Iranian Drilling Company in sport activities. The study was a descriptive survey done via field research. Statistical society for this study consisted of all female staff of the National Iranian Drilling Company in 2013, who were 150 people according to a performed census. The statistical sample was determined to embody 108 individuals according to the Morgan Table. To determine sport participation-inhibiting factors, the questionnaire for the Carol et al. (1997)’s hierarchical model of leisure was used. The questionnaire comprised of 8 micro-scales of inhibiting factors. Confirmatory factor analysis method dependent on the structural equations model was employed to examine and confirm questionnaire micro-scales. Reliability of the questionnaire was calculated to be 0.94 using Cronbach’s alpha. According to the findings of this research, inhibiting factors had negative effects on subjects’ sport participation. Deficient facilities, lack of time, lack of access, individual-psychic problems, lack of companion, unawareness, cultural-social-safety obstacles,and lack of interest were respectively first to eighth priorities that prevented the participation of female staff of National Iranian Drilling Company in sport activities.