Document Type : Original research papers
Department of Sport Management and Biomechanics, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil
Department of Sport Management and Biomechanics, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of talent management technology in individual sports in Ardabil province. This research is descriptive and applied. The statistical population of the study consisted of 142 officials in the field of talent management, experienced coaches and professional athletes of the selected individual sports (weightlifting, wrestling, athletics, fencing, gymnastics and table tennis) delegations of Ardabil province. The sample size was considered equal to the population size and 100 questionnaires, which is about 71% of the population, were collected. The research tool is the standardized questionnaire of Roger et al. (2010) that the face and content validity was confirmed by several experts. Convergent, divergent and combined reliability of the questionnaire were also confirmed. The hypotheses related to the relationship between research variables and model fit were tested by modeling structural equations using SMART PLS3 software and the hypotheses related to the qualitative status of research variables were tested by a binomial test by SPSS26 software.Test findings hypotheses related to the relationships of research variables showed the significance of the effect of goals on the process, resources on the process, opportunities on the process, goals on the results, process and results, process the consequence, results the consequence in the talent management system. Of course, the effect of necessity on process, resources and results, opportunities and results, and necessities on significant results was not reported. Test findings hypotheses related to the status of technology quality of the research variables indicated the appropriate status of the quality technology of the goals in wrestling and the inadequate status of the quality of the technology of the goals in other sports. Also, the quality of resources, opportunities, necessities, process, results and consequences in all related sports was unsatisfactory. Therefore, it can be concluded that sports teams that pay attention to all stages of talent management and have proper performance in the structure and process, this will lead to positive results and consequences.