Resources for Researchers

Youth Development Through Physical Activity

Amis, J., Vardaman, J., Dyson, B., Wright, P. M., & Ferry, H. (in press). Implementing childhood obesity policy in a new educational environment:The cases of Mississippi and Tennessee. American Journal of Public Health.

Coulson, C., Irwin, C., & Wright, P. M. (in press). Applying Hellison’s responsibility model in a residential treatment facility: A practical inquiry project. Agora for Physical Education and Sport.

Hellison, D., & Wright, P. M. (2010). Assessment (Chapter 11) in Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility, 3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Hellison, D. & Wright, P. M. (2003). Retention in an urban extended day program: A process-based assessement. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 22, 369-381.

Li, W., Rukavina, P., & Wright, P. M. (in press).Coping mechanisms against weight-related teasing among overweight or obese adolescents in urban physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

Li, W., Wright, P. M., Rukavina, P., & Pickering, M. (2008). Measuring students’ perceptions of personal and social responsibility and its relationship to intrinsic motivation in urban physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27, 167-178.

Pascual, C. B., Escarti, A., Guiterrez, M., Llopis, R., Marin, D., & Wright, P. M. (2011). Exploring the implementation fidelity of a program designed to promote personal and social responsibility through physical education: A comparative case study. Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport, 82, 499-511.

Walsh, D., Ozaeta, J., & Wright, P. M. (2010). Transference of responsibility model goals to the school environment: Exploring the impact of a coaching club program. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 15, 15-28.

Wright, P. M. (in press). Offering a TPSR physical activity club to adolescent boys labeled “at risk” in partnership with a comprehensive community-based youth serving program. Agora for Physical Education and Sport.

Wright, P. M. (2009). Research on the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model: Is it Really in the Margins?  In L. Housner, M. Metzler, P. Schempp, and T. Templin (Ed.s), Historic Traditions and Future Directions of Research on Teaching and Teacher Education in Physical Education (pp. 289-296). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

Wright, P. M. (2002). Violence Prevention: What can coaches and sport educators do? In B.Lombardo, T.Caravella-Nadeau, H.Castagno, and V.Mancini (Ed.s), Sport in the 21st Century: Alternatives for the New Millennium (pp. 189-202).  Boston, MA: Pearson.

Wright, P. M., & Burton, S. (2008). Examining the implementation and immediate outcomes of a personal-social responsibility model program for urban high school students. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27, 138-154.

Wright, P. M., & Craig, M. W. (2011). Tool for assessing responsibility-based education (TARE): Instrument development and reliability testing. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 15, 1-16.

Wright, P. M., & Kallusky, J. (2010). Intervenciones con Jóvenes en Situación de Riesgo (Interventions with At-risk Youth). Proceedings of the V Congreso Internacional, XXVI Congreso Nacional Educación Física: Docencia, Innovación e Investigación en Educación Física. Barcelona, Spain: INDE Publicaciones.

Wright, P. M., & Li, W. (2009). Exploring the relevance of a youth development orientation in urban physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 14, 241-251.


Wright, P. M., Burroughs, M. D., & Tollefsen, D. (in press). Doing Moral Philosophy with Youth in Urban Programs: Strategies from the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model and the Philosophy for Children Movement. In S. Harvey and R. Light (Ed.s.). Ethics in Youth Sport. London: Routledge.

Wright, P. M., Ding, S., & Li, W. (2006). Exploring the relationship between physical self-efficacy and the motivational responses of urban adolescents toward physical activity. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 101, 651-656.

Wright, P. M., Dyson, B., & Moten, T. (in press) Exploring the individualized experiences of participants in a responsibility-based youth development program. Agora for Physical Education and Sport.

Wright, P. M., Li, W., & Ding, S. (2007). Relations of perceived motivational climate and feelings of belonging in physical education in urban schools. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105, 386-390.

Wright, P. M., Stockton, M., & Hays, N. L. (2008). The personal-social responsibility model: Exploring a novel approach to promoting gender equity and increasing relevance for adolescent females in physical education. In J. Coulter (Ed.), Progress in Exercise and Women’s Health Research (pp. 159-175). Hauppauage, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Wright, P. M., White, K., & Gaebler-Spira, D. (2004). Exploring the relevance of the personal and social responsibility model in adapted physical activity: A collective case study. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education 23, 71-87.

Wright, P. M., Li, W., Coleman, D. K., & Dyson, B. (2007). Fostering exercise motivation and promoting physical activity through a physical education pedometer program. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Motivation in Exercise and Physical Activity (pp. 105-117). Hauppauage, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Wright, P. M., Li, W., Ding, S. & Pickering, M. (2010). Integrating a personal-social responsibility program into a Lifetime Wellness course for urban high school students: Assessing implementation and educational outcomes. Sport, Education, and Society, 15, 277-298.

Wright, P. M., Li, W., Okunbor, E., & Mims, C. (2012). Assessing a novel application of web-based technology to support implementation of school wellness policies and prevent obesity. Education and Information Technologies, 17, 95-108.