Smith, A.L., Troped, P.J., McDonough, M.H., & DeFreese, J.D. (2015). Youth perceptions of how neighborhood physical environment and peers affect physical activity: A focus group study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12 :80.

Smith, A.L., Gustafsson, H., & Hassmen, P. (2010). Peer motivational climate and burnout perceptions of adolescent athletes. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 11, 453-460.

Smith, A.L., Ullrich-French, S., Walker, E. & Hurley, K.S. (2006). Peer relationship profiles and motivation in youth sport. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 28, 362-382.

Smith, A.L. (2003). Peer relationships in physical activity contexts: A road less traveled in youth sport and exercise psychology research. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 4, 25-39.

Smith, A.L. (1999). Perceptions of peer relationships and physical activity participation in early adolescence. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 21, 329-350.


Dorsch, T.E., Smith, A.L., & McDonough, M.H. (2015). Early socialization of parents through organized youth sport.Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 4, 3-18.

Dorsch, T.E., Smith, A.L., Wilson, S.R., & McDonough, M.H. (2015). Parent goals and verbal sideline behavior in organized youth sport. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 4,. 19-35.

Smith, A.L., Dorsch, T.E., & Monsma, E.V. (2012). Developmentally informed measurement in sport and exercise psychology research. In G. Tenenbaum, R.C. Eklund, & A. Kamata (Eds.), Measurement in sport and exercise psychology (pp. 131-141). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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.

Corrion, K., Long, T., Smith, A.L., & d'Arripe-Longueville, F. (2009). "It's not my fault; It's not serious": Athlete accounts of moral disengagement in competitive sport. The Sport Psychologist, 23, 388-404.


DeFreese, J.D., & Smith, A.L. (2014). Athlete social support, negative social interactions and psychological health across a competitive sport season. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36, 619-630.

DeFreese, J.D., & Smith, A.L. (2013). Areas of worklife and the athlete burnout-engagement relationship. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25, 180-196.

DeFreese, J.D., & Smith, A.L. (2013). Teammate social support, burnout, and self-determined motivation in collegiate athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14, 258-265.

Black, J.M., & Smith, A.L. (2007). An examination of Coakley's perspective on identity, control, and burnout among adolescent athletes. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 38, 417-436.

Raedeke, T.D., & Smith, A.L. (2001). Development and preliminary validation of an athlete burnout measure. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 23, 281-306.


Brassell, A.A., Shoulberg, E.K., Pontifex, M.B., Delli Paoli, A.G., Smith, A.L., & Hoza, B. (accepted). Aerobic fitness and inhibition in young children: Moderating roles of ADHD status and age. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Hoza, B., Smith, A.L., Shoulberg, E.K., Linnea, K.S., Dorsch, T.E., Blazo, J.A., Alerding, C.M., & McCabe, G.P. (2015). A randomized trial examining the effects of aerobic physical activity on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 655-667.

Pontifex, M.B., Fine, J.G., da Cruz, K., Parks, A.C., & Smith, A.L. (2014). The role of physical activity in reducing barriers to learning in children with developmental disorders. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79 (4), 93-118.

Smith, A.L., Hoza, B., Linnea, K., McQuade, J., Tomb, M., Vaughn, A.J., Shoulberg, E.K., & Hook, H. (2013). Pilot physical activity intervention reduces severity of ADHD symptoms in young children. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17, 70-82.

Zelaznik, H.N., Vaughn, A.J., Green, J.T., Smith, A.L., Hoza, B., & Linnea, K. (2012). Timing deficits in children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Human Movement Science, 31, 255-265.


Youth Physical Activity and Sedenatary Behavior: Challenges and Solutions

Smith, A. L. & Biddle, S. J. H. (2008). Youth physical activity and sedentary behavior: Challenges and solutions. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Drawing on the contributions of a diverse group of international experts and a multidisciplinary approach, this reference challenges professionals, researchers, and students to implement new solutions and further their research in youth inactivity.

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