The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE) brings together the world’s leading researchers and theorists to conduct rigorous, multi-disciplinary research to:

  • address critical educational and psychosocial issues
  • translate theory and research into effective policy and practice, and
  • demonstrate how people can not just succeed — but flourish and thrive.

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Submissions from 2016

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Developing a tool to identify therapeutic alliance in a health coaching weight-loss intervention program, A. Nagy, Anne T. McMahon, D. Arenson, Frank P. Deane, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Linda C. Tapsell

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Can it be good to set the bar high? The role of motivational regulation in moderating the link from high standards to academic well-being, Thuy-vy T. Nguyen and Edward Lewis Deci

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On the correlates of passion for screen-based behaviors: The case of impulsivity and the problematic and non-problematic Facebook use and TV series watching, Gábor Orosz, Robert J. Vallerand, Beáta Bothe, István Tóth-Király, and Benedek Paskuj

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The relationship between physical activity and educational outcomes in adolescents, Katherine Owen

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Physical activity and school engagement in youth: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Katherine B. Owen, Philip D. Parker, Brooke Van Zanden, Freya MacMillan, T. Astell-Burt, and Christopher Sean Lonsdale

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What effect did the global financial crisis have upon youth wellbeing? Evidence from four Australian cohorts, Philip D. Parker, John Jerrim, and Jake Anders

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Does living closer to a university increase educational attainment? A longitudinal study of aspirations, university entry, and elite university enrolment of Australian youth, Phillip David Parker, John Jerrim, Jake Anders, and Thomas Astell-Burt

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A multination study of socioeconomic inequality in expectations for progression to higher education: The role of between-school tracking and ability stratification, Phillip D. Parker, John Jerrim, Ingrid Schoon, and Herbert W. Marsh

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A psychometric evaluation of the Gender Bias in Medical Education Scale, Rhiannon B. Parker, Philip D. Parker, Theresa Larkin, and Jon Cockburn

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What kind of future do we want for our children? Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey reveals a disturbing picture, Philip John Riley

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Linking trait-based phenotypes to prefrontal cortex activation during inhibitory control, Achala H. Rodrigo, Stefano I. Di Domenico, Bryanna Graves, Jaeger Lam, Hasan Ayaz, R. Michael Bagby, and Anthony C. Ruocco

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Emotion identification skill and social support during adolescence: A three-year longitudinal study, H. C. Rowsell, Joseph Ciarrochi, Frank P. Deane, and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven

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Autonomy and autonomy disturbances in self-development and psychopathology: Research on motivation, attachment, and clinical process, Richard M. Ryan, Edward L. Deci, and Maarten Vansteenkiste

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The empirical study of human autonomy using self-determination theory, Richard Michael Ryan

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Facilitating and hindering motivation, learning, and well-being in schools: Research and observations from Self-Determination Theory, Richard Michael Ryan and Edward Lewis Deci

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Epilogue: Distinct motivations and their differentiated mechanisms: Reflections on the emerging neuroscience of human motivation, Richard Michael Ryan and Stefano Di Domenico

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Naturally good?: Basic psychological needs and the proximal and evolutionary bases of human benevolence, Richard Michael Ryan and Patricia Hawley

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Eudaimonia as a way of living: Connecting aristotle with self- determination theory, Richard Michael Ryan and Frank Martela

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Nonattachment and mindfulness: Related but distinct constructs, Baljinder Kaur Sahdra, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Phillip David Parker

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Using genetic algorithms in a large nationally representative American sample to abbreviate the Multidimensional Experiential Avoidance Questionnaire, Baljinder Kaur Sahdra, Joseph Ciarrochi, Phillip David Parker, and Luca Scrucca

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The quest for comparability: Studying the invariance of the teachers' sense of self-efficacy (TSES) measure across countries, Ronny Scherer, Malte Jansen, Trude Nilsen, Shaljan Areepattamannil, and Herbert Warren Marsh

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Regional resources buffer the impact of functional limitations on perceived autonomy in older adults with multiple illnesses, Benjamin Schuz, Josh N. Westland, Susanne Wurm, C. Tesch-Romer, Julia K. Wolff, Lisa M. Warner, and Karl Ralf Schwarzer

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Coping planning as an intervention component: A commentary, Karl Ralf Schwarzer

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A PTSD symptoms trajectory mediates between exposure levels and emotional support in police responders to 9/11: A growth curve analysis, Karl Ralf Schwarzer, James E. Cone, Jiehui Li, and Rosemarie M. Bowler

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A PTSD symptoms trajectory mediates between exposure levels and emotional support in police responders to 9/11: a growth curve analysis, Ralf Schwarzer, James E. Cone, Jiehui Li, and Rosemarie M. Bowler

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Enhancing physical function in HIV-infected older adults: A randomized controlled clinical trial, Krupa N. Shah, Zahraa Majeed, Yilmaz B. Yoruk, Hongmei Yang, Tiffany N. Hilton, James M. McMahon, William J. Hall, Donna Walck, Amneris E. Luque, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Attachment security as a foundation for kindness toward self and others, Phillip R. Shaver, Mario Mikulincer, Baljinder Kaur Sahdra, and Jacquelyn T. Gross

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Affect influences feature binding in memory: Trading between richness and strength of memory representations, Philipp Spachtholz, Christof Kuhbandner, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Modeling indicators and outcomes of students' perceived teacher relatedness support in high school physical education, Cassandra Sparks, James A. Dimmock, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, and Ben Jackson

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Family partner intervention influences self-care confidence and treatment self-regulation in patients with heart failure, Kelly D. Stamp, Sandra B. Dunbar, Patricia C. Clark, Carolyn M. Reilly, Rebecca A. Gary, Melinda Higgins, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Individual differences within the psychological atlas of the world, Lazar Stankov

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Major psychological dimensions of cross-cultural differences: Nastiness, social awareness/morality, religiosity and broad conservatism/liberalism, Lazar Stankov

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Nastiness, morality and religiosity in 33 nations, Lazar Stankov and Jihyun Lee

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Toward a psychological atlas of the world with mixture modeling, Lazar Stankov and Jihyun Lee

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Passion for a cause: How it affects health and subjective well-being, Ariane C. St-Louis, Noemie Carbonneau, and Robert J. Vallerand

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New faculty members' emotions: A mixed-method study, Robert H. Stupnisky, Reinhard Pekrun, and Stephanie Lichtenfeld

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Feasibility of a community-based interdisciplinary lifestyle intervention trial on weight loss (the HealthTrack study), Linda Tapsell, Rebecca Thorne, Marijka J. Batterham, Joanna Russell, Joseph Ciarrochi, Gregory Peoples, Maureen Lonergan, and Allison Martin

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A place to learn: Cultivating engaging learning environments for young rural Aboriginal Australians, Danielle Tracey, Rhonda Gai Craven, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Susan Tregeagle, Jodi Burnstein, and Helena Stanley

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Identity and epistemic emotions during knowledge revision: A potential account for the backfire effect, Gregory J. Trevors, Krista R. Muis, Reinhard Pekrun, Gale M. Sinatra, and Philip H. Winne

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Motivation, learning strategies, and performance in physical education at secondary school, Svein Olav Ulstad, Hallgeir Halvari, Øystein Sørebø, and Edward Lewis Deci

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On the differential relationships involving perfectionism and academic adjustment: The mediating role of passion and affect, Jeremie Verner-Filion and Robert J. Vallerand

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Emotions that matter to achievement: Student feelings about assessment, Elisabeth Vogl and Reinhard Pekrun

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Can being autonomy-supportive in teaching improve students' self-regulation and performance?, John Chee Keng Wang, Betsy L. L. Ng, Woon Chia Liu, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Predicting physical activity intention and behaviour using achievement goal theory: A person-centred analysis, John C. K. Wang, Alexandre J. S. Morin, W. C. Liu, and L. K. Chian

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Students' motivational profiles in the physical education context, John C. K. Wang, Alexandre Morin, Richard Ryan, and W. C. Liu

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Revisiting self-regulatory techniques to promote physical activity in older adults: Null-findings from a randomised controlled trial, Lisa M. Warner, Julia K. Wolff, Jochen P. Ziegelmann, Ralf Schwarzer, and Susanne Wurm

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Autonomy support and diastolic blood pressure: Long term effects and conflict navigation in romantic relationships, Netta Weinstein, Nicole Legate, Madoka Kumashiro, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Comparing colorectal cancer treatment and survival for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Kristie Weir, Rajah Supramaniam, Alison Gibberd, Anthony Dillon, Bruce K. Armstrong, and Dianne L. O'Connell

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Relationships between domain-specific physical activity and mental health, mental wellbeing, and mental-ill health: Understanding the role of self-determined motivation, Rhiannon Lee White

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Outcomes of the Smoker's Health Project: a pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial of tobacco-dependence interventions based on self-determination theory, Geoffrey C. Williams, Christopher P. Niemiec, Heather Patrick, Richard Michael Ryan, and Edward Lewis Deci

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Enhancing recovery orientation within mental health services: Expanding the utility of values, Virginia C. Williams, Frank P. Deane, Lindsay G. Oades, Trevor P. Crowe, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Retta Andresen

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A cluster-randomised controlled trial of values-based training to promote autonomously held recovery values in mental health workers, Virginia Williams, Frank P. Deane, Lindsay G. Oades, Trevor P. Crowe, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Retta Andresen

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How do you make me feel better? Social cognitive emotion regulation and the default mode network, Xiyao Xie, Satja Mulej Bratec, Gabriele Schmid, Chun Meng, Anselm Doll, Afra Wohlschläger, Kathrin Finke, Hans Förstl, Claus Zimmer, Reinhard Pekrun, Leonhard Schilbach, Valentin Riedl, and Christian Sorg

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Positive Behavior Interventions: the Issue of Sustainability of Positive Effects, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven, Mary Mooney, Danielle Tracey, Katrina Barker, Anne Power, Brenda Dobia, Zhu Chen, Jill Schofield, and Timothy J. Lewis

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Reciprocal relations between Chinese students beliefs of competence, effort goal, and academic achievement, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, FeiFei Han, and Frances Lai Mui Lee

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Positive behavior interventions: The issue of sustainability of positive effects, See Shing Yeung, Rhonda Gai Craven, Mary Mooney, Danielle Tracey, Katrina L. Barker, Anne Power, Brenda Dobia, Zhu Chen, Jill Schofield, Phillip Whitefield, and Timothy J. Lewis

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Avoiding exposure to air pollution by using filtering facemask respirators: An application of the health action process approach, Guangyu Zhou, Yiqun Gan, Qin Ke, Nina Knoll, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, and Karl Ralf Schwarzer

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Planning mediates between self-efficacy and physical activity among motivated young adults, Guangyu Zhou, Dongmei Wang, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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A bayesian approach for estimating multilevel latent contextual models, Steffen Zitzmann, Oliver Ludtke, Alexander Robitzsch, and Herbert Warren Marsh

Submissions from 2015

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Bayesian structural equation modeling with cross-loadings and residual covariances: Comments on Stromeyer et al., Tihomir Asparouhov, Bengt Muthen, and Alexandre J. S. Morin

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Mindfulness improves work engagement, wellbeing and performance in a university setting, Paul William Bamkin Atkins, Craig Hassed, and Vincent J. Fogliati

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Mindfulness, identity and work: Mindfulness training creates a more flexible sense of self, Paul William Atkins and Robert Styles

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Introduction: The evolution of mindfulness science, Kirk Warren Brown, J. David Creswell, and Richard M. Ryan

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A self-determination theory perspective on fostering healthy self-regulation from within and without, Kirk Warren Brown and Richard Michael Ryan

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Students' emotions for achievement and technology use in synchronous hybrid graduate programmes: A control-value approach, Nikolaus T. Butz, Robert H. Stupnisky, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Investigation of a bifactor model of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, Herve Caci, Alexandre J. S. Morin, and Antoine Tran

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Investigation of a bifactor model of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, Herve Caci, Alexandre Morin, and Antoine Tran

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Basic psychological need satisfaction, need frustration, and need strength across four cultures, Beiwen Chen, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Wim Beyers, Liesbet Boone, Edward Deci, Jolene Van der Kaap-Deeder, Bart Duriez, Willy Lens, Lennia Matos, Athanasios Mouratidis, Richard Ryan, Kennon Sheldon, Bart Soenens, Stijn Van Petegem, and Joke Verstuyf

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Developmental investigation of the domain-specific nature of the life satisfaction construct across the post-school transition, Xidan Chen, Alexandre Morin, Philip D. Parker, and Herbert Marsh

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Challenges of Teaching Chinese in Australian Schools: Lesson from Beginning Teacher-researchers, Zhu Chen

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Learning to teach in a research-oriented school-based language teaching programme, Zhu Chen and Alexander S. Yeung

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Self-efficacy in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Australian Schools, Zhu Chen and Alexander S. Yeung

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Hope and emotional well-being: A six-year study to distinguish antecedents, correlates, and consequences, Joseph Ciarrochi, Philip Parker, Todd B. Kashdan, Patrick C. L. Heaven, and Emma Barkus

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Exploring doctoral examiner judgements through the lenses of Habermas and epistemic cognition, Neville Clement, Terence Lovat, Allyson Holbrook, Margaret Kiley, Sid Bourke, Brian Paltridge, Sue Starfield, Hedy Fairbairn, and Dennis M. McInerney

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Chronic probable PTSD in police responders in the world trade center health registry ten to eleven years after 9/11, James Cone, Jiehui Li, Erica Kornblith, Vihra Gocheva, Steven Stellman, Annum Shaikh, Ralf Schwarzer, and Rosemarie Bowler

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The psychology of passion : A meta-analytical review of a decade of research on intrapersonal outcomes, Thomas Curran, Andrew Hill, Paul Appleton, Robert Vallerand, and Martyn Standage

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Being aware and functioning fully, Edward L. Deci, Richard M. Ryan, Patricia P. Schultz, and Christopher P. Niemiec

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Power of latent growth curve models to detect piecewise linear trajectories, Thierno Diallo and Alexandre Morin

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Reducing reality shock: The effects of classroom management skills training on beginning teachers, Theresa Dicke, Jill Elling, Annett Schmeck, and Detlev Leutner

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Beginning teachers' efficacy and emotional exhaustion : Latent changes, reciprocity, and the influence of professional knowledge, Theresa Dicke, Philip D. Parker, Doris Holzberger, Olga Kunina-Habenicht, Mareike Kunter, and Detlev Leutner

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Able, ready, and willing: Examining the additive and interactive effects of intelligence, conscientiousness, And autonomous motivation on undergraduate academic performance, Katrina Di Domenico, Joan Bottorff, and Donald Cole

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Decision-making conflict and the neural efficiency hypothesis of intelligence : A functional near-infrared spectroscopy investigation, Stefano Di Domenico, Achala Rodrigo, Hasan Ayaz, Marc Fournier, and Anthony Ruocco

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The enabling effect of social support on vaccination uptake via self-efficacy and planning, Anna Ernsting, Nina Knoll, Michael Schneider, and Ralf Schwarzer

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What factors contribute to positive early childhood health and development in Australian Aboriginal children? Protocol for a population-based cohort study using linked administrative data (The Seeding Success Study), Kathleen Falster, Louisa Jorm, Sandra Eades, John Lynch, Emily Banks, Marni Brownell, Rhonda Craven, Kristjana Einarsdottir, and Deborah Randall

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Synergistic effects of social support and self-efficacy on dietary motivation predicting fruit and vegetable intake, Benjamin Reyes Fernandez, Lisa Marie Warner, Nina Knoll, Esteban Montenegro Montenegro, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Action control bridges the planning-behaviour gap: a longitudinal study on physical exercise in young adults, Frederic Fernandez, Alexandre Morin, David Litalien, Pierre Valois, and Robert Vallerand

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Cross-behavior associations and multiple health behavior change: A longitudinal study on physical activity and fruit and vegetable intake, Lena Fleig, Carina Kuper, Sonia Lippke, Ralf Schwarzer, and Amelie Wiedemann

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Beyond single behaviour theory: Adding cross-behaviour cognitions to the health action process approach, Lena Fleig, Joy Ngo, Blanca Roman, Evangelia Ntzani, Paolo Satta, Lisa Warner, Karl Schwarzer, and Maria Brandi

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Toward a unified science of personality coherence, Marc A. Fournier, Stefano Di Domenico, Nic M. Weststrate, Matthew N. Quitasol, and Mengxi Dong

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Teaching this class drives me nuts! - Examining the person and context specificity of teacher emotions, Anne C. Frenzel, Betty Becker-Kurz, Reinhard Pekrun, and Thomas Goetz

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Is 'Mentoring' the right word? A case study into praxis in the field, Andrea Gallant, Geert Kelchtermans, and Philip Riley

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Mothers improve their daughters vegetable intake : A randomized controlled trial, Maryan Gholami, Amelie Wiedemann, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Health messages to promote fruit and vegetable consumption at different stages : A match-mismatch design, Cristina Godinho, Maria-Joao Alvarez, Maria Lima, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Enhancing playful teachers' perception of the importance of ICT use in the classroom: The role of risk taking as a mediator, A. Lin Goodwin, Ee Ling Low, Pak Tee Ng, Alexander S. Yeung, and Li Cai

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Increasing girls' physical activity during a short-term organized youth sport basketball program : A randomized controlled trial, Justin Guagliano, Chris Lonsdale, Gregory Kolt, Richard Rosenkranz, and Emma George

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Mediators effecting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and inactivity for girls from an intervention program delivered in an organised youth sports setting, Justin Guagliano, Christopher Lonsdale, Richard Rosenkranz, Philip D. Parker, Kingsley Agho, and Gregory Kolt

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Application of Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling to Evaluate the Academic Motivation Scale, Bethany Guay, Beverley Balkau, Alicia Thorp, Dianna Magliano, Jonathan Shaw, Neville Owen, and David Dunstan

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Directionality of the associations of high school expectancy-value, aspirations, and attainment : A longitudinal study, Jiesi Guo, Herbert Marsh, Alexandre Morin, Philip D. Parker, and Gurvinder Kaur

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Expectancy-value in mathematics, gender and socioeconomic background as predictors of achievement and aspirations : A multi-cohort study, Jiesi Guo, Herbert Marsh, Philip D. Parker, Alexandre Morin, and Alexander Yeung

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Social cognitive antecedents of fruit and vegetable consumption in truck drivers : A sequential mediation analysis, Kyra Hamilton, Caitlin Vayro, and Ralf Schwarzer