Analyzing the impact of moral ideology on tendency toward spirituality amongst the sportsmen of Isfahan Province

Hamid Reza Sadeghi, Rasool Nazari


The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of moral ideology on tendency toward spirituality among the province's sportsmen. The present research was in terms of purpose applied and descriptive-correlational one. The population of this research is all Premier League sportsmen in Isfahan Province. Number of sportsmen has been estimated 400 individuals. Based on Cochran sampling, 196 individuals as a statistical sample were randomly selected. Karami and Shaeeri’s religiosity questionnaire (2008) and Forsyth’s questionnaire of moral ideology (1990) were used as the research tools. Formal and content validity of the questionnaires was confirmed by experts in sports management. The reliability of questionnaires (0.88 and 0.93) was calculated through Cronbach's alpha statistic and test-retest. For analyzing data, the descriptive and inferential statistics and the statistic software package of social sciences version 22 were used. The findings showed that the moral ideologies can justify 50 percent of sportsmen’s changes of tendency toward spirituality. Due to the results on the influence of moral ideology on tendency toward spirituality among sportsmen of Isfahan Province, it is recommended that the responsible organizations endeavor to strengthen the moral ideologies and morals in general for tendency toward spirituality among Isfahan’s sportsmen.


Ideology, Ethics, Spirituality, Religiosity, Sportsmen.

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