The Relationship between Information Literacy, Familiarity Level, and Information Technology Usage with the Performance of Sports Coaches (Public and Championship)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, faculty of literature and humanities, University of Qom, Qom, Iran.

2 M.A. in Leisure time and recreational sports management, University of Qom, Qom, Iran


Objectives: The present study aimed to study the relationship between information literacy and the use of information technology with the performance of sports coaches (public and championship) in Qom province.
Methods: The research method is a descriptive correlation. The statistical population is all the sports coaches of the active committees in Qom province. For the sample size, 215 people were randomly selected based on Morgan's table. The measurement tools were Lieberman's (2005) standard scale of the role of information technology in sports and two researcher-made questionnaires to measure the use of information technology and performance, which their validity and reliability were confirmed. Research data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (independent and one-sample t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient) in SPSS-22 software.
Results: The results showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between information literacy and information technology use with the performance of sports coaches. Also, there is a significant difference between the opinions of the coaches in the two dimensions of the championship and the public in the information literacy variable, but no significant difference was observed in the amount of information technology use (P<0.05).
Conclusions: Information literacy and information technology are effective in increasing the performance of coaches.


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