Vol 16: 2020:59-66

Presentation of “Sport for All” Model at Iranian Universities of Medical Sciences) A Qualitative Study)

Javad Taherzadeh-Nooshabadi, Rasool Nazari, Jamshid Hemati

DOI: 10.22122/jrrs.v1i1.3454


Introduction: The stressors of the studentship may negatively change the health and quality of life (QOL) of students. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the stressors and their consequences as well as to adopt appropriate strategies for improving them. Access to public sport facilities, as an imperative factor in students’ leisure time, plays an essential role in their physical and mental health that ultimately improves their QOL. The purpose of this study is to present the model of “sport for all” for Iranian students of universities of medical sciences.

Materials and Methods: This study was carried out based on the systematic grounded theory. The study participants were sports management experts, sports pioneers and faculty members who were included through purposive snowballing sampling method for semi-structured interviews. The interviews continued until theoretical saturation. At the same time as the data were collected, analysis was performed using the Strauss and Corbin method. The validity of the findings was determined by member matching methods, peer review, and experimental interviews.

Results: The results indicated 450 initial conceptual propositions with 14 categories and 41 concepts in the form of six dimensions of the paradigmatic model. The model included causal factors, main phenomenon, strategy, underlying features, environmental conditions, and outcomes with respectively 1, 1, 2, 5, 4, and 1 categories  that constructed the paradigm of “sport for all” model for Iranian students of universities of medical sciences

Conclusion: Improving attitude and awareness, motivation, interest, and increased vitality and joy leads to the increased participation of studenst in the “sport for all” activities and improve the health and wellbeing among them.


Data grounded theory; Student; Health; Quality of life; Public sport

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