The Relationship between Sport Teams Coaches’ Time Management and Productivity in Tehran’s State University
The present study was conducted with the objective of investigating the relationship between sport teams coaches’ time management and productivity in Tehran’s state universities during 2013-2014 academic years. The study has been conducted based on a correlation method. The study population included all of the sport teams’ coaches in the state universities of Tehran reaching in number to a total of 100 individuals. Due to the small size of the study population, the study sample volume included all the study population. In the end, 80 individuals were selected as the study sample volume. The assessment instrument included a researcher-constructed time management questionnaire drawn on the Makan’s time management behaviors scale and also another researcher-made organizational productivity questionnaire based on Hersey and Goldsmith (Achieve) model the reliabilities of which were found equal to 0.74 and 0.96 using Cronbach’s alpha method. The study results indicated that there is a positive and significant relationship between time management and productivity (P<0.05, r=0.49). There was also found a positive and significant relationship between goalsetting and productivity of the coaches (r=0.33). Moreover, a significant and positive relationship was also evidenced between goals and activities’ prioritization and productivity of the coaches (r=0.37). In addition, the relationship between planning and productivity of the coaches was also found positive and significant (r=0.43). No significant difference was observed between the coaches’ time management according to the demographic characteristics (gender, study field, education level, years of service and coaching degree). Time management of the coaches was found significantly different according to their marital status. A significant difference was documented between the coaches’ productivity in terms of their demographic characteristics (gender, study field, years of service, marital status and coaching degree). No significant difference was observed between the coaches’ productivity in terms of the education level.