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Department of Kinesiology

Selected Publications (IRYSPAH)

Malete, L., Ricketts, C., Chen, S., & Jackson, J. Correlates of Physical Activity Among Adults in Botswana: Sociodemographic Factors, Health Status, and Body Image, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, (Ahead of Print)

Malete, L., Ricketts, C., Kim, S., Tshube, T. Mphela, C., Adamba, C., & Ocansey, R., (2022). An examination of the latent structure and reproducibility of the life skills scale for sport in Botswana and Ghana. Frontiers in Psychology: Movement Science and Sport Psychology,13:858406.  

Malete, L., McCole, D., Tshube, T. Mphela, T., Maro, C., Adamba, C., Machuve, J., Ocansey, R., (2022). Effects of a multiport-sport PYD intervention program on life skills and entrepreneurship in youth athletes. PLoS ONE 17(2): e0261809.

Ramolale, M., Malete, L. & Ju, U. (2021). Mediational role of mental toughness on the relationship between self-efficacy and prosocial/antisocial behavior in elite youth sport. Frontiers in Psychology, Movement Science and Sport Psychology, 12:745323. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.745323

Mabuta, K. D., Hill, C. R.  & Malete, L. (2021). Understanding achievement goals and self-determined motivation in Botswana youth elite athletes: A cultural extension of the Self-Determination Theory. African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 27(2), 175-191. DOI:

Chukwurah, L., Malete, L. & Nji, G. C. (2020). Gender inequity in media coverage and athletes welfare in Nigerian sports: Impact of the Nigeria sport policy and African Union Agenda 2063. Sport in Society.  DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2020.1828869

Malete, L., Etnier, J. L., Tladi, D. M., Vance, J. C., & Anabwani, G. M. (2019). Predicting cognitive performance from physical activity and fitness in adolescents and young adults in Botswana relative to HIV status. Scientific Reports, 9, 19583. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-55925-x

Malete, L., Tladi, D. M., Etnier, J. L., Makhanda, J., & Anabwani, G. M. (2019).  Examining psychosocial correlates of physical activity and sedentary behavior in youth with and without HIV. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0225890.

Keatlholetswe, L. & Malete, L. (2019). Coaching efficacy, player perceptions of coaches’ leadership styles and team performance in premier league soccer. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 90 (1), 71-79.

Tladi, D. M., Monnaatsie, M., Shaibu, S., Sinombe, G., Mokone, G. G., Gabaitiri, L., Malete, L., & Omphile, H. (2018). Results from Botswana’s 2018 report card on physical activity for children and youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(2), S320-S322.

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