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RESEARCH Psychology of Physical Activity


Fitton, L. S., Astroth, K. A., Cox, A. E., Wilson, D. D., Mallory, C., Jenkins, S. (in press). Motivation and exercise in rural postmenopausal women. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 20.

Fitton, L.S., Astroth, K. S., Mallory, C., Jenkins, S. Wilson, D. D., Cox, A. E. (in press). Motivation and exercise in rural postmenopausal women: A literature review. Nursing Forum.

Vo, T.T., Ullrich-French, S., & French, B.F., & (in press). Psychometric properties of the academic intrinsic motivation scale in a high school context. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Cox, A.E., Ullrich-French, S., Tylka, T., & McMahon, A. (2019). The roles of self-compassion, body surveillance, and body appreciation in predicting intrinsic motivation for physical activity: Cross-sectional associations and prospective changes within a yoga context. Body Image, 29, 110-117.

Cox, A.E., Roberts, M.A., Cates, H.L., & McMahon, A.K. (2018). Mindfulness and affective responses to treadmill walking in individuals with low intrinsic motivation to exercise. International Journal of Exercise Science, 11, 609-624.

Kim, E., Ullrich-French, S., Bolkan, C.R., & Hill, L.G. (2018). Correlates of physical activity for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias: The role of caregivers. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 33, 122-130.

Ullrich-French, S., Cox, A.E., Cole, A.N., Cooper, B.R., & Gotch, C. (2017). Initial Validity Evidence for the State Mindfulness Scale for Physical Activity with Youth. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 21, 177-189.

Ullrich-French, S., González Hernández, J., & Hildago Montesinos, M.D. (2017). Validity Evidence for the Adaptation of the State Mindfulness Scale for Physical Activity (SMS-PA) in Spanish Youth. Psicothema, 29, 119-125.

Cox, A.E., Cole, A.N., & Laurson, K.R., (2016). The Moderating Role of Physical Self-Perceptions in the Relationship between Maturity Status and Physical Self-Worth. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87, 200-206.

Cox, A., Ullrich-French, S., & French, B. (2016). Validity evidence for state mindfulness scale scores in a physical activity context. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 20, 38-49.

Ullrich-French, S., Cox, A., & Cooper, B.R. (2016). Examining combinations of social physique anxiety and motivation regulations using latent profile analysis. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 20, 63-74.

Cox, A., Ullrich-French, S., Cole, A., & D’Hondt-Taylor, M. (2016). The role of mindfulness during yoga in predicting self-objectification and reasons for exercise. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 22, 321-327.

Matosic, D., Cox A. E., & Amorose, A. J.  (2014). Scholarship Status, Controlling Coaching Behavior, and Intrinsic Motivation in Collegiate Swimmers: A Test of Cognitive Evaluation TheorySport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 3(1), 1-12.

Matosic, D., & Cox, A.E. (2014). Testing for Differences in Athletes’ Motivation Regulations and Need Satisfaction Across Combinations of Perceived Coaching Behaviors. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 26, 302-317.

Madonia, J.S., Cox, A.E., Zahl, M. (2014). The Role of High School Physical Activity Experience in College Students’ Physical Activity Motivation. International Journal of Exercise Science, 7, 98-109.

McDavid, L., Cox, A.E., & McDonough, M. (2014). Need fulfillment and motivation in physical education predict trajectories of change in leisure-time physical activity in early adolescence. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 471-480.

McDavid, L., Cox, A.E., & McDonough, M. (2014). The Relationships of Change in Physical Education Need Fulfillment and Motivation in Predicting Leisure-Time Physical Activity Across Middle School. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 471-480.

Ullrich-French, S., & Cox, A.E. (2014). Normative and Intraindividual Changes in Physical Education Motivation Across the Transition to Middle School: A Multilevel Growth Analysis. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 3, 132-147.

Cox, A. E., Ullrich-French, S., & Sabiston, C. M. (2013).  Using motivation regulations in a person-centered approach to examine the link between social physique anxiety in physical education and physical activity-related outcomes in adolescentsPsychology of Sport & Exercise, 14(4), 461-467.

Ullrich-French, S., Cox, A.E., & Bumpus, M. (2013). Physical Activity Motivation and Behavior Across the Transition to University. Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, 2, 90-101.

Mcdavid, L., Cox, A. E., & Amorose, A. (2012). The relative roles of physical education teachers and parents in adolescents’ leisure-time physical activity motivation and behaviorPsychology Of Sport And Exercise, 13(2), 99-107.

Ullrich-French, S., Smith, A. L., & Cox, A. E. (2011). Attachment relationships and physical activity motivation of college studentsPsychology & Health, 26(8), 1063-1080. PMID: 21598191.

Power, T., Ullrich-French, S., Steele, M. M., Daratha, K. B., & Bindler, R. C. (2011). Obesity, cardiovascular fitness, and physically active adolescents’ motivations for activity: A self-determination theory approach. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 593-598.

Cox, A.E., Ullrich-French, S., Madonia, J., & Witty, K. (2011). Social physique anxiety in physical education: Social contextual factors and links to motivation and behavior. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 555-562.

Cox, A. E., & Ullrich-French, S. (2010). The motivational relevance of peer and teacher relationship profiles in physical education Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 11(5), 337-344.

Ullrich-French, S., Power, T., Daratha, K., Bindler, R., & Steele, M.  (2010). Examination of adolescents’ screen time and physical fitness as independent correlates of weight status and blood pressure. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28, 1189 – 1196. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2010.487070. PMID: 20694934

Cox, A. E., Duncheon, N., & Mcdavid, L. (2009). Peers and Teachers as Sources of Relatedness Perceptions, Motivation, and Affective Responses in Physical EducationResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80(4), 765-773.

Ullrich-French, S. & Cox, A. E. (2009). Using cluster analysis to examine the combinations of motivation regulations of physical education students.  Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 31(3), 358-379.

Cox, A. E., Smith, A. L., & Williams, L. (2008). Change in Physical Education Motivation and Physical Activity Behavior during Middle SchoolJournal Of Adolescent Health, 43(5), 506-513.

Cox, A. E., & Williams, L. (2008). The roles of perceived teacher support, motivational climate, and psychological need satisfaction in students’ physical education motivationJournal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 30(2), p.222-239.

Cox, A.E., & Whaley, D.E. (2004). The Influence of Task Value, Expectancies for Success, and Identity on Athletes’ Achievement Behaviors. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 16, 103-117.