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RESEARCH Psychology of Physical Activity

Published Research

Cox, A., Ullrich-French, S., Howe, H., & Cole, A. (2017). The role of yoga-based physical education in promoting positive body image and physical activity motivation. Body Image, 23, 1-8.

Cox, A.E., Ullrich-French, S., Howe, H.S., Cole, A.N. (2017). A Pilot Yoga Physical Education Curriculum to Promote Positive Body Image. Elsevier, 23, 1-8.

Cox, A.E., Ullrich-French, S., Cole, A.N., & D’Hondt-Taylor, M. (2016). The Role of State Mindfulness During Yoga In Predicting Self-Objectification and Reasons for Exercise. Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, 22, 321-327.

Cox, A.E., Ullrich-French, S., & French, B.F. (2016). Validity Evidence for the State Mindfulness Scale for Physical Activity. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 20, 38-49.

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.

 

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 Theory. Sport, 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 adolescents. Psychology 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 behavior. Psychology 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 students. Psychology & 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 Education. Research 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 School. Journal 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 motivation. Journal 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.

 

Cox, A., Ullrich-French, S., Howe, H., & Cole, A. (2017). The role of yoga-based physical education in promoting positive body image and physical activity motivation. Body Image, 23, 1-8.

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.

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

Sabiston, C. M., Pila, E., Pinsonnault-Bilodeau, G., & Cox, A. E. (2014). Social physique anxiety experiences in physical activity: a comprehensive synthesis of research studies focused on measurement, theory, and predictors and outcomes. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7(1), 158-183.

O’Hara, S. E., Cox, A. E., & Amorose, A. J. (2014). Emphasizing appearance versus health outcomes in exercise: The influence of the instructor and participants’ reasons for exercise. Body Image, 11(2), 109-118.

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 adolescents. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 14(4), 461-467.

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 & Exercise, 12(5), 555-562.

 

 

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

Psychology of Physical Activity Laboratory
Smith Gym 213-A

Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, and Educational/Counseling Psychology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA  99164