Archive \ Volume.6 2017 Issue 2

The Pattern Design of Research Commercialization in Sport Physiology

Loghman Keshavarz , Abolfazl Farahani , Abolfazl Alizadeh

The aim of this study was to develop a pattern of research commercialization in sport physiology research. Regarding the purpose of the study, it’s an applied research conducted using both descriptive and analytical methods. The population consisted of all 1150 faculty members and doctoral students of sport physiology in public and private universities across the country. 261 participants participated in this study as the sample. To collect data, a questionnaire constructed by the researcher was used consisting of 51 questions. To determine the content and face validity, the questionnaire was sent to 20 professors of sport physiology who had the experience of commercialization and they confirmed it. Reliability using Cronbach's alpha coefficient in a preliminary study was 0.784 that was acceptable. Results showed six factors related to the commercialization of sport physiology research: financial and administrative infrastructure, researcher’s capabilities, the educational system, research and interactive strategies, personality and culture, and information network.