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RESEARCH Psychology of Physical Activity

Positive Youth/Life Development


Ullrich-French, S., & Cole, A. (in press). Exploring participant characteristics to assess changes in psychosocial outcomes for a physical activity-based positive youth development program.  International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

McDonough, M., Patterson, M.C., Weisenbach, B.B., Ullrich-French, S., & Sabiston, C.M. (in press). The difference is more than floating: Breast cancer survivors’ decisions to join dragon boat teams and support groups. Disability and Rehabilitation Journal.

McDonough, M.H., Ullrich-French, S., & McDavid, M.L. (2018). Helping kids connect: Youth perspectives on facilitating social relationships in a physical activity-based positive youth development program. Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology, 7, 13-29.

Cole, A., & Ullrich-French, S. (2017). Exploring empowerment for sexual assault victims in women’s only group fitness. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 25, 96-104 doi:10.1123/wspaj.2016-0005

Myrold, R.L., & Ullrich-French, S. (2017). Applying expectancy value theory to evaluate a bike safety education program. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15, 207-220. dio: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.1079922

Hughes, S.O., Power, T., Beck, A.,  . . . , & Ullrich-French, S. (2016). Strategies for effective Eating Development—SEEDS: Design of an obesity prevention program to promote healthy food preferences and eating self-regulation in low-income children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 48, 405-418. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2016.04.388. PMID: 27288192

Ullrich-French, S., Cole, A., & Montgomery, A. (2016). Evaluation development for a physical activity positive youth development program for girls. Evaluation and Program Planning, 55, 67-76. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.12.002

McDonough, M.H., Ullrich-French, S., Anderson-Butcher, D., Amorose, A.J., & Riley, A. (2013). Social responsibility among low-income youth in physical activity-based positive youth development programs: Scale development and associations with social relationships. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 25, 431-447. doi:10.1080/10413200.2012.751563

Ullrich-French, S., & McDonough, M.H. (2013). Correlates of long-term participation in a physical activity-based positive youth development program for low-income youth: Sustained involvement and psychosocial outcomes. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 279-288. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.11.006

Ullrich-French, S., McDonough, M.H., & Smith, A.L. (2012). Social connection and psychological outcomes in a physical activity-based youth development setting.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83, 431-441. doi:10.1080/02701367.2012.10599878. PMID: 22978193

Bindler, R., Goetz, S., Butkus, S., Power, T., Ullrich-French, S, & Steele, M. (2012). The process of curriculum development and implementation for an adolescent health project in middle schools. Journal of School Nursing, 28, 13-23. doi: 10.1177/1059840511424414

McDonough, M.H., Sabiston, C., & Ullrich-French, S. (2011). The development of social relationships and support in a dragon boating team for breast cancer survivors. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 33, 627-648. PubMed PMID: 21984639