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Purpose : The purpose of this study was to investigate the core competencies for sport personnel development in the process of sending athletes to participate in a major sport events for Thai athletes.
Methods : Samples were 30 personnel of Thai athletes headquarter officers (n=20) and committees of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand (n=20) by using purposive sampling technique. The instruments were semi-structured interview developed by researchers with the construct validity (IOC) of 1.0 and the Cronbanch’s reliability of 0.97.
Results : The results showed that the Thai athletes headquarter officers had a high score toward core competencies in all aspects: namely achievement motivation (X=4.00), service mind (X=4.09), collecting work expertise (X=4.06), integrity (X=4.10), and cooperation (X=4.10).
Conclusion : It was concluded that the core competencies of the Thai athletes headquarter officers had 5 key performance factors, namely,
1) Achievement motivation, focused on the determination of duty.
2) Service mind, focused on happily and willing to serve with determination.
3) Collecting work expertise, focused on having an interest in performing their duties.
4) Integrity, focused on realize their roles and duties towards society.
5) Cooperation, focused on cooperating with the group to accomplish the task and can build confidence in others.
Therefore, these result can be used as a guideline for improving sport personnel development in the future.
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