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The Relationship between Organizational Learning and Readiness for Change in the Staff of Physical Education Offices

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Author(s): Siavash Khodaparast Sereshkeh | Saeed Amirnejad

Journal: Annals of Applied Sport Science
ISSN 2322-4479

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: mental models | shared vision | system thinking | individual mastery | group learning.

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this paper is to study the relationship between organizational learning and readiness for change in the staff of Physical Education departments of Guilan, Mazandaran and Golestan provinces. Number of 161 employees from all employees of Physical Education Offices of Golestan, Mazandaran and Guilan province were considered as the sample (all numbers). Research tools were two questionnaires: organizational learning (41-question in five components) and readiness for change (18-question in three dimensions); that their reliability was confirmed and validity of these was calculated 0.843 and 0.816, respectively. The analysis showed that there is a direct and significant relationship between organizational learning and readiness for change (p=0.005, r=0.219). A direct and significant relationship was also observed between mental models (p=0.001, r= 0.323), shared vision (p=0.001, r=0.280), and system thinking (p=0.026, r=0.175) with readiness for change. The results also showed that there is no significant relationship between individual mastery and group learning with readiness for change.
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