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RESEARCH Psychology of Physical Activity



Kim, E., Ullrich-French, S., Bolkan, C.R., & Hill, L.G. (in press). 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.

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. doi: 10.1080/1091367X.2017.1321543

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. doi: 10.7334/psicothema2016.204

Ullrich-French, S., Cox, A.E., & Cooper, B.R. (2016). Examining Combinations of Social Physique Anxiety and Motivation Regulations in Physical Education Using Latent Profile Analysis. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 20, 63-74. doi:10/1080/1091367X.2015.1107571. PMID: 19798998.

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. doi:10.1080/1091367X.2015.1089404

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. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2015.10.001

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). 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. . doi: 10.1037/spy0000005

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. doi:10.1037/a0030632

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. . doi: 10.1080/08870446.2010.530123. 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.