Steven R Bray

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi Determinants of clients' efficacy in their interventionists and effects on self-perceptions for exercise in cardiac rehabilitation
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1
    Rehabil Psychol 58:185-95. 2013
  2. doi Cognitive task performance causes impaired maximum force production in human hand flexor muscles
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Canada
    Biol Psychol 89:195-200. 2012
  3. ncbi Self-efficacy for coping with barriers helps students stay physically active during transition to their first year at a university
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:61-70. 2007
  4. doi Effects of a print-mediated intervention on physical activity during transition to the first year of university
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Behav Med 37:60-9. 2011
  5. ncbi Physical activity is associated with better health and psychological well-being during transition to university life
    Steven R Bray
    BDepartment of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Health 55:77-82. 2006
  6. ncbi Batting last as a home advantage factor in men's NCAA tournament baseball
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Sports Sci 23:681-6. 2005
  7. doi Leisure time physical activity in a population-based sample of people with spinal cord injury part II: activity types, intensities, and durations
    Kathleen A Martin Ginis
    Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:729-33. 2010
  8. doi Predictors of leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury
    Kathleen A Martin Ginis
    Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
    Ann Behav Med 44:104-18. 2012
  9. ncbi Step count targets corresponding to new physical activity guidelines for the early years
    Leigh Gabel
    Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:314-8. 2013
  10. ncbi Pre- and postnatal women's leisure time physical activity patterns: a multilevel longitudinal analysis
    Anita G Cramp
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Res Q Exerc Sport 80:403-11. 2009

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  1. doi Determinants of clients' efficacy in their interventionists and effects on self-perceptions for exercise in cardiac rehabilitation
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1
    Rehabil Psychol 58:185-95. 2013
    ..To examine characteristics of client-interventionist interactions that may contribute to development of exercise-related efficacy beliefs of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) participants...
  2. doi Cognitive task performance causes impaired maximum force production in human hand flexor muscles
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Canada
    Biol Psychol 89:195-200. 2012
    ..001) compared to controls. Findings support current views that performance of cognitively demanding tasks diminishes central nervous system resources that govern self-regulation of physical tasks requiring maximal voluntary effort...
  3. ncbi Self-efficacy for coping with barriers helps students stay physically active during transition to their first year at a university
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:61-70. 2007
    ....
  4. doi Effects of a print-mediated intervention on physical activity during transition to the first year of university
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Behav Med 37:60-9. 2011
    ..A theory-driven and targeted print media intervention can offer low-cost and broad-reaching effects that may help students stay more active or curb declining levels of MVPA that occur during transition to university...
  5. ncbi Physical activity is associated with better health and psychological well-being during transition to university life
    Steven R Bray
    BDepartment of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Health 55:77-82. 2006
    ..However, insufficiently active students scored lower on psychological well-being and were twice as likely to have consulted a physician regarding an illness compared with sufficiently active students...
  6. ncbi Batting last as a home advantage factor in men's NCAA tournament baseball
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Sports Sci 23:681-6. 2005
    ..The results suggest that the batting last rule contributes minimally, if at all, to home advantage in NCAA tournament baseball...
  7. doi Leisure time physical activity in a population-based sample of people with spinal cord injury part II: activity types, intensities, and durations
    Kathleen A Martin Ginis
    Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:729-33. 2010
    ..To describe the types, intensities, and average duration of leisure time physical activities (LTPAs) performed by people with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  8. doi Predictors of leisure time physical activity among people with spinal cord injury
    Kathleen A Martin Ginis
    Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
    Ann Behav Med 44:104-18. 2012
    ..Most studies of physical activity predictors in people with disability have lacked a guiding theoretical framework. Identifying theory-based predictors is important for developing activity-enhancing strategies...
  9. ncbi Step count targets corresponding to new physical activity guidelines for the early years
    Leigh Gabel
    Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:314-8. 2013
    ..Step count targets corresponding to these recommendations will help practitioners and researchers monitor physical activity...
  10. ncbi Pre- and postnatal women's leisure time physical activity patterns: a multilevel longitudinal analysis
    Anita G Cramp
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Res Q Exerc Sport 80:403-11. 2009
    ..The results also demonstrated that the individual trajectories of LTPA varied substantially from the average growth curve. One demographic predictor variable (having other children at home) was significant (p < .05)...
  11. doi Cardiovascular reactivity to psychophysiological stressors: association with hypotensive effects of isometric handgrip training
    Philip J Millar
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Blood Press Monit 14:190-5. 2009
    ..Isometric handgrip (IHG) training has been found to have hypotensive effects in normotensive and hypertensive samples. Mechanisms responsible for the reductions in arterial blood pressure have been suggested, but remain equivocal...
  12. doi Understanding exercise self-efficacy and barriers to leisure-time physical activity among postnatal women
    Anita G Cramp
    Department of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, Canada
    Matern Child Health J 15:642-51. 2011
    ..Future interventions should be designed to investigate causal effects of developing participants' exercise and barrier self-efficacy for promoting and maintaining LTPA during the postnatal period...
  13. doi Isometric handgrip exercise improves acute neurocardiac regulation
    Philip J Millar
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    Eur J Appl Physiol 107:509-15. 2009
    ..This may be mechanistically linked to the observed reductions in ABP seen in previous IHG training studies. Alternatively, these acute effects may have clinical applications and require further investigation...
  14. doi A prospective examination of exercise and barrier self-efficacy to engage in leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy
    Anita G Cramp
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 37:325-34. 2009
    ..Pregnant women without medical contraindications should accumulate 30 min of moderate exercise on most days of the week, yet many pregnant women do not exercise at recommended levels...
  15. doi Postnatal women's feeling state responses to exercise with and without baby
    Anita G Cramp
    Department of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6A 3K7, Canada
    Matern Child Health J 14:343-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a moderate aerobic exercise session on feeling states when women exercised with their baby present compared to without their baby present...
  16. doi Promoting self-determined motivation for exercise in cardiac rehabilitation: the role of autonomy support
    Kelly L Russell
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Rehabil Psychol 55:74-80. 2010
    ..Using self-determination theory (SDT), we examined relationships between cardiac rehabilitation (CR) participants' perceived autonomy support, motivation for exercise, and exercise behavior...
  17. ncbi Self-regulatory strength depletion and muscle-endurance performance: a test of the limited-strength model in older adults
    Steven R Bray
    Dept of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Aging Phys Act 19:177-88. 2011
    ..s limited-strength model. Self-regulation may contribute to central-nervous-system fatigue; however, biological processes may allow aging muscle to offset depletion of self-regulatory resources affecting muscle-endurance performance...
  18. doi Promoting self-efficacy and outcome expectations to enable adherence to resistance training after cardiac rehabilitation
    Jennifer A Millen
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 24:316-27. 2009
    ..This study examined effects of an intervention targeting self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and adherence to upper-body resistance exercise after CR...
  19. pmc The health outcomes and physical activity in preschoolers (HOPP) study: rationale and design
    Brian W Timmons
    Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:284. 2012
    ..The goal of the Health Outcomes and Physical activity in Preschoolers (HOPP) study is to describe how the prevalence and patterns of physical activity in preschoolers are associated with indices of health...
  20. ncbi Effects of self-regulatory strength depletion on muscular performance and EMG activation
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Psychophysiology 45:337-43. 2008
    ..05) compared to controls. Results are consistent with the limited strength model of self-regulation and are interpreted in light of the central fatigue hypothesis...
  21. doi Application of the limited strength model of self-regulation to understanding exercise effort, planning and adherence
    Kathleen A Martin Ginis
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada
    Psychol Health 25:1147-60. 2010
    ....
  22. doi Leisure time physical activity in a population-based sample of people with spinal cord injury part I: demographic and injury-related correlates
    Kathleen A Martin Ginis
    Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:722-8. 2010
    ....
  23. ncbi Barriers and facilitators for walking in individuals with intermittent claudication
    Melissa N Galea
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Aging Phys Act 16:69-83; quiz 84. 2008
    ..Findings are interpreted in light of current research on exercise determinants and encourage prospective examinations of the predictive validity of these factors for walking...
  24. ncbi The effects of depleted self-control strength on skill-based task performance
    Desmond McEwan
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Sport Exerc Psychol 35:239-49. 2013
    ..The results of this study provide evidence that ego depletion effects occur in the performance of a skill-based sports task...
  25. ncbi Determinants of walking exercise among individuals with intermittent claudication: does pain play a role?
    Melissa N Galea
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:107-13. 2007
    ..This study examined psychosocial determinants of walking exercise among individuals with intermittent claudication and explored perceived pain intensity as a moderator of the intention-behavior relationship...
  26. pmc Gender, perceived competence and the enjoyment of physical education in children: a longitudinal examination
    John Cairney
    Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, 175 Longwood Road South, Suite 201A, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:26. 2012
    ..The current study examined associations between gender, perceived athletic competence, and enjoyment of physical education (PE) class over time in a cohort of children enrolled in grade four (ages 9 or 10) at baseline (n = 2262)...
  27. ncbi Transition to university and vigorous physical activity: implications for health and psychological well-being
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Coll Health 52:181-8. 2004
    ..Students who had become insufficiently active reported higher levels of fatigue and lower levels of vigor compared with those who continued to be active...
  28. ncbi The home advantage in sport competitions: Courneya and Carron's (1992) conceptual framework a decade later
    Albert V Carron
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Sports Sci 23:395-407. 2005
    ..The final aim was to provide suggestions for future research...
  29. doi The effects of aerobic- versus strength-training on body image among young women with pre-existing body image concerns
    Kathleen A Martin Ginis
    McMaster University, Department of Kinesiology, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1 Electronic address
    Body Image 11:219-27. 2014
    ..003). Results provide direction for prescribing exercise to improve body image and advancing theory to account for the effects of exercise. ..
  30. doi Sources of self-efficacy and coach/instructor behaviors underlying relation-inferred self-efficacy (RISE) in recreational youth sport
    Paul D Saville
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Sport Exerc Psychol 36:146-56. 2014
    ....
  31. doi Self-determined motivation predicts independent, home-based exercise following cardiac rehabilitation
    Kelly L Russell
    Department of Kinesiology, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Rehabil Psychol 54:150-6. 2009
    ....
  32. doi The hypotensive effects of isometric handgrip training using an inexpensive spring handgrip training device
    Philip J Millar
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:203-7. 2008
    ..These studies have relied on the use of programmable digital handgrips for training. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of simple, inexpensive spring-loaded handgrip devices in producing hypotensive effects...
  33. ncbi Using self-reported and objective measures of self-control to predict exercise and academic behaviors among first-year university students
    Matthew J Stork
    McMaster University, Canada
    J Health Psychol . 2016
    ..These findings provide a new understanding of how different self-control measures can be used to predict first-year students' participation in, and adherence to, exercise and academic behaviors concurrently...
  34. doi Self-control training leads to enhanced cardiovascular exercise performance
    Steven R Bray
    a Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
    J Sports Sci 33:534-43. 2015
    ..We conclude that isometric handgrip training leads to self-control strength adaptations that enhance maximal cardiovascular exercise performance or tolerance of exercise at maximal levels of effort...
  35. doi The effects of threatened social evaluation of the physique on cortisol activity
    Kathleen A Martin Ginis
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    Psychol Health 27:990-1007. 2012
    ..Women who frequently experience such threats may be at increased risk for a variety of health conditions associated with chronic cortisol exposure...
  36. ncbi The relationship of task self-efficacy and role efficacy beliefs to role performance in Spanish youth soccer
    Steven R Bray
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4, Canada
    J Sports Sci 22:429-37. 2004
    ..Future research directions are proposed...
  37. ncbi Cognitive control exertion leads to reductions in peak power output and [Formula: see text] as well as increased perceived exertion on a graded exercise test to exhaustion
    Jennifer C Zering
    a Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    J Sports Sci . 2016
    ..Findings have implications for understanding psychological determinants of exercise performance and conditions that may lead to underestimation of [Formula: see text]...
  38. doi Self-Control Strength Depletion Reduces Self-Efficacy and Impairs Exercise Performance
    Jeffrey D Graham
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Sport Exerc Psychol 37:477-88. 2015
    ..We recommend that task self-efficacy be further investigated as a psychological factor accounting for the negative change in self-control performance of physical endurance and sport tasks following self-control strength depletion. ..
  39. doi It wears me out just imagining it! Mental imagery leads to muscle fatigue and diminished performance of isometric exercise
    Jeffrey D Graham
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Canada Electronic address
    Biol Psychol 103:1-6. 2014
    ..01, d=0.73) and at 25% (p=.03, d=0.61) of the second endurance trial compared to controls. We conclude that imagined performance of an effortful task depletes self-control strength and contributes to muscle fatigue. ..
  40. ncbi Coping with barriers to vigorous physical activity during transition to university
    Nancy C Gyurcsik
    Department of Kinesiology and Research, Kansas State University, 1A Natatorium, Manhattan, KS 66506 0302, USA
    Fam Community Health 27:130-42. 2004
    ..A greater understanding of ecologically categorized barriers and the relationship of self-efficacy to VPA may aid health care practitioners in the design of targeted interventions to facilitate VPA and health among freshmen students...
  41. ncbi Game location and aggression in rugby league
    Marc V Jones
    Sport, Health and Exercise, Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK
    J Sports Sci 23:387-93. 2005
    ..The findings suggest that while home and away teams do not display different levels of aggression, the cost of behaving aggressively (in terms of game outcome) may be greater for the away team...
  42. ncbi Role ambiguity and athlete satisfaction
    Mark A Eys
    School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada
    J Sports Sci 21:391-401. 2003
    ..However, contrary to expectations, role ambiguity at the beginning of the season was not predictive of athlete satisfaction at the end of the season. The implications of the results are discussed and future research is suggested...
  43. ncbi An ecologically based examination of barriers to physical activity in students from grade seven through first-year university
    Nancy C Gyurcsik
    College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 38:704-11. 2006
    ..The use of an ecological model addressed limitations in prior research revolving around the identification of salient barriers in a manner that makes the design of effective interventions difficult...
  44. ncbi Pre-competition imagery, self-efficacy and performance in collegiate golfers
    Mark R Beauchamp
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    J Sports Sci 20:697-705. 2002
    ..The results are discussed in relation to athletes' pre-competition preparation and intervention...
  45. ncbi Item wording and internal consistency of a measure of cohesion: the group environment questionnaire
    Mark A Eys
    School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University
    J Sport Exerc Psychol 29:395-402. 2007
    ..Implications, alternatives, and future directions are discussed...