Volume 20, Issue 23 (9-2022)                   RSMT 2022, 20(23): 87-94 | Back to browse issues page


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Background and Aim: Given the widespread trade in some sports, a misjudging decision can not only have huge financial consequences for competitors, but also affect the event itself. The overall purpose of this study was to determine the role of information technology and perceived organizational support on the performance of the referees of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia: to investigate the mediating role of job satisfaction and self-efficacy. Methods: This is a descriptive research, correlation model, based on structural equation modeling, and its type. The statistical population of the study consisted of all referees and assistant referees present at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, of which 111 referees were 35 middle referees, 63 assistant referees and 13 video assistant referees. Results: The results showed that information technology, perceived organizational support and self-interest have a significant positive effect on the performance of the referees of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Job satisfaction does not have a significant effect on the performance of the referees of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Conclusion: Information technology is an effective and facilitating factor in arbitrators' decisions, so it is suggested to provide technological infrastructure in order to improve the instant decisions of arbitrators on a larger scale.
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Received: 2021/04/4 | Accepted: 2022/09/1 | Published: 2022/09/1

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