EVALUATION of RELIABILITY and VALIDITY of IRANIAN QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY ROLE in THE EXPANSION of THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES in SPORTS
Aim: Investigation of various opportunities demands the more and the better use of the modern technologies. Therefore, the main principle is to use the standard devices/tools relevance to this perspective. For this reason, the study aims at examining the reliability and validity of the Persian manuscript questionnaire of the role of information and communication technology in developing entrepreneurial opportunities in sports.
Method: The research is experimental and in terms of objective, it is pragmatically. The population under study encompasses all manufacturers of sport accessories in Iran (N=300) out of which 169 cases are selected based on having the least amount of population, using Morgan table. Khosrovani’s standard questionnaire (2012) is based on that of Histrich and Peter, accompanied with confirmed reliability and stability for data collection, with its formal validity being confirmed by university scholars as well as professional entrepreneurs. Finally, using the numerical sigma, the formal validity is counted to be 0.85 and then the structure validity is calculated by confirmatory factor analysis. The devise stability calculated and confirmed by Crinbach’s alpha in creation of sports business concept, feasibility of sports business, startup of new sports businesses to be α= 0.71, α= 0.82, α=0.82 and α =0.89, respectively.
Shortly results: Factor analysis results are confirmatory. The fitting model of the study has shown that based on (t) score all the questions posed within the study have meaningful relationship with their factors.
Short conclusion: The questionnaire of the role of information and communication technology in developing entrepreneurial opportunities in sports is of high validity. Hence, it can be used as an appropriate tool for researches which are related to the sports entrepreneurship domain.