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KAWABATA Masato
 
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Affiliation*
College of Sport and Wellness Department of Sport and Wellness
Graduate School of Sport and Wellness Master's Program in Sport and Wellness
Graduate School of Sport and Wellness Doctoral Program in Sport and Wellness
Title*
Professor
Degree
Ph.D. ( 3 2008 ) / Master of Health and Sport Sciences ( 3 1997   University of Tsukuba ) / Bachelor of Health and Physical Education ( 3 1994   University of Tsukuba )
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Research Theme*
  • How can we have healthy and fulfilling lives that are full of joy and happiness through enjoying sports or exercise? Additionally, how can we enjoy accepting challenges under significant circumstances and function optimally by performing to the best of one’s ability? To address these questions from a psychological perspective, I have conducted research for a wide range of individuals (e.g., children, athletes, and older adults), and disseminated research findings globally by presenting them at international conferences or publishing articles in peer-review journals that are internationally respectable.

  • Research Interests
  • Active Engagement

  • Enjoyment

  • Motivation

  • Optimal Functioning

  • Physical Activity

  • Well-Being

  • Measurement

  • Campus Career*
    • 4 2023 - Present 
      College of Sport and Wellness   Department of Sport and Wellness   Professor
    • 4 2023 - Present 
      Graduate School of Sport and Wellness   Master's Program in Sport and Wellness   Professor
    • 4 2023 - Present 
      Graduate School of Sport and Wellness   Doctoral Program in Sport and Wellness   Professor
    Profile

    I have been interested in how physical activity affects physical and psychological well-being and human development. In the quest to find answers to that question, I have conducted extensive research on the optimal experience in physical activity settings. I have used physical activity as a vehicle for fostering the principles of personal growth. I am also interested in examining the effect of exercise or sport on cognitive functioning.

     

    Research Areas

    • Life Science / Physical education, and physical and health education

    • Life Science / Sports sciences  / Sport and exercise psychology

    Research History

    • 4 2023 - Present 
      Rikkyo University   College of Sport and Wellness Department of Sport and Wellness   Professor

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      Country:Japan

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    • 4 2023 - Present 
      Rikkyo University   Graduate School of Sport and Wellness Master's Program in Sport and Wellness   Professor

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    • 4 2023 - Present 
      Rikkyo University   Graduate School of Sport and Wellness Doctoral Program in Sport and Wellness   Professor

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    • 3 2023 - Present 
      University of Queensland   School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences   Honorary Associate Professor

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      Country:Australia

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    • 9 2022 - 3 2023 
      Nanyang Technological University   Associate Professor (Tenured)

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    • 3 2017 - 2 2023 
      University of Queensland   School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences   Honorary Senior Research Fellow

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    • 7 2012 - 8 2022 
      Nanyang Technological University   National Institute of Education

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    • 3 2014 - 2 2017 
      University of Queensland   School of Human Movement Studies   Honorary Research Fellow

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    • 3 2011 - 2 2014 
      University of Queensland   School of Human Movement Studies   Adjunct Lecturer

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    • 10 2011 - 6 2012 
      Nanyang Technological University   Institute for Sport Research   Research Fellow

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    • 4 2011 - 9 2011 
      Tsurumi University   School of Literature   Part-Time Lecturer

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    • 4 2011 - 9 2011 
      Ochanomizu University   Faculty of Letters and Education   Part-Time Lecturer

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    • 4 2010 - 9 2011 
      Japan Women's University   Faculty of Integrated Arts and Social Sciences   Part-Time Lecturer

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    • 4 2010 - 9 2011 
      Meiji University   School of Science and Technology   Part-Time Lecturer

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    • 4 2010 - 3 2011 
      Tokyo Denki University   School of Engineering   Part-Time Lecturer

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    • 9 2009 - 3 2010 
      Republic Polytechnic   Lecturer and Research Manager

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    • 4 2009 - 8 2009 
      Nihon University   College of Economics   Part-Time Lecturer

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    • 4 2009 - 8 2009 
      Tokyo Denki University   School of Engineering   Part-Time Lecturer

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    • 4 2009 - 8 2009 
      Meiji University   School of Science and Technology   Part-Time Lecturer

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    • 7 2008 - 11 2008 
      University of Queensland   School of Human Movement Studies   Research Assistant; Teaching Assistant

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    • 4 1998 - 3 2003 
      Tokyo Denki University   School of Science and Engineering   Associate Lecturer

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    • 4 1997 - 3 1998 
      Ochanomizu University   Faculty of Letters and Education   Associate Lecturer

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    Education

    • 7 2003 - 3 2008 
      University of Queensland   School of Human Movement Studies

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    • 4 1994 - 3 1997 
      University of Tsukuba   Master's Program in Health and Sport Sciences

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    • 4 1990 - 3 1994 
      University of Tsukuba   School of Health and Physical Education

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    Committee Memberships

    • 7 2020 - Present 
      Journal of Happiness Studies,   Co-Editor

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    • 10 2013 - Present 
      The Sport Psychologist,   Editorial Board Member

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    Awards

    • 12 2022  
      Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  The 10-Years Long Service Award 
       
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    • 2 2022  
      National Institute of Education, Singapore  The NIE Excellence in Research Award 2021 

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    • 12 2008  
      School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Australia  HMS Excellent Teaching Award for 2008 

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    • 8 2008  
      Pathways Japan  Excellent Presentation Award 

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    • 10 2007  
      School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Australia  HMS Research Student Travel Award 

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    Papers

    • Timing of caffeine ingestion does not improve 3-point shooting accuracy in college basketball players Peer-reviewed

      Tan, Z-S, Yee, R.S.Y, Kawabata, M, Low, Y. D, Wang, Y, Burns, S. F

      International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism   2024

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      DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2023-0217

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    • Does time fly when you engage more? Effort intensity moderates the relationship between affect and time perception Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis

      Current Psychology42   20814 - 20823   8 2023

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      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-022-03191-y

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    • Developing Nutrition Knowledge and Attitude Measures for Athletes With the Knowledge–Attitude–Behavior Model Peer-reviewed

      Cheryl Jia Hui Teo, Stephen Francis Burns, Masato Kawabata

      Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport94 ( 1 ) 110 - 117   2 1 2023

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      DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2021.1942771

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    • Students’ perceptions of fitness testing in physical education across primary, secondary, and pre-university school levels: a motivational profiles perspective Peer-reviewed

      Bernadette Bree Ashley, Masato Kawabata

      Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy28 ( 1 ) 76 - 93   2 1 2023

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      DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2021.1953458

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    • Short-Term Effects of Square Stepping Exercise on Cognitive and Social Functions in Sedentary Older Adults: A Home-Based Online Trial Invited Peer-reviewed

      Su Ren Gan, Kimmy Low, Tomohiro Okura, Masato Kawabata

      ACPES Journal of Physical Education, Sport, and Health (AJPESH)2 ( 2 ) 70 - 77   15 12 2022

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      DOI: 10.15294/ajpesh.v2i2.62184

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    • A chronological investigation of views on hosting the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics during the COVID-19 Pandemic Peer-reviewed

      Kawabata, M, Lin, Y.C, Leng, H.K

          32 - 33   12 2022

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    • Progressing the construct of enjoyment: conceptualizing enjoyment as a proactive process Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Clifford J. Mallett

      Discover Psychology2 ( 1 ) 2   12 2022

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      DOI: 10.1007/s44202-021-00015-1

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    • On the factorial validity and reliability of a Japanese version of the Sport Motivation Scale-II (Part 2) Peer-reviewed

      Kawabata, M

      Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology   48 - 49   10 2022

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    • Perception of boredom in physical education lessons: What factors are associated with students’ boredom experiences? Peer-reviewed

      Chiew Min Lye, Masato Kawabata

      Journal of Teaching in Physical Education41   710 - 719   10 2022

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      Purpose: The present study aimed to explore possible factors that have contributed to students’ boredom in physical education (PE) lessons. Methods: A total of 19 teachers (53% females and 47% males) and 112 students (50% females and 50% males) from two co-educational primary schools completed a set of questionnaires. A focused group discussion was then conducted with 20 students to further examine the relationship between situational factors and boredom. Results: Findings showed that overall, students highly enjoyed PE lessons and had low levels of anxiety and boredom. However, 20% of the participants agreed that they often experience boredom in PE lessons. In relation to the experience of boredom, a multiple regression analysis revealed that three variables (opportunity costs, monotony, and generalized boredom) were significant predictors of students’ boredom scores. Conclusions: The PE teacher ought to consider the set of significant predictors of boredom when developing lesson plans and instructional strategies aimed at alleviating the negative emotional experiences.

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    • Information and Communication Technology as an enabler for implementing Nonlinear Pedagogy in Physical Education: Effects on students’ exploration and motivation Peer-reviewed

      John Komar, Jia Yi Chow, Masato Kawabata, Corliss Zhi Yi Choo

      Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology2 ( 1 ) 44 - 49   6 2022

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    • Weekday breakfast habits and mood at the start of the school morning Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Stephen Francis Burns, Hui-Cheng Choo, Kerry Lee

      Nutrition and Health   1 6 2022

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      DOI: 10.1177/02601060221105413

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    • Examining the Coach Motivation Questionnaire in Fitness Professionals (CMQ-FP): Factor Structure, Invariance, and Predictive Analysis Peer-reviewed

      F. Rodrigues, R. Macedo, C. J. Mallett, M. Kawabata, D. Monteiro

      Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport   1 - 12   3 4 2022

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      DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2020.1846674

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    • Comparison of In Vivo Intradiscal Pressure between Sitting and Standing in Human Lumbar Spine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Peer-reviewed

      Jia-Qi Li, Wai-Hang Kwong, Yuk-Lam Chan, Masato Kawabata

      Life12 ( 3 ) 457 - 457   20 3 2022

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    • A Systematic Review of the Effects of Caffeine on Basketball Performance Outcomes Peer-reviewed

      Zhi Sen Tan, Alexiaa Sim, Masato Kawabata, Stephen Burns

      Biology11 ( 3 ) 444 - 444   23 12 2021

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    • Physical activity levels in physical education lessons at Singapore primary school Invited Peer-reviewed

      Nur Syahida Binte Jamaluddin, Masato Kawabata

      ACPES Journal of Physical Education, Sport, and Health (AJPESH)1 ( 2 ) 118 - 123   10 12 2021

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      <jats:p>Physical education (PE) lessons are the appropriate occasions to promote physical activity for children. Although the moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels during PE lessons were investigated in several countries, MVPA levels during PE lessons were never reported at Singapore primary schools. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate physical activity intensity levels during PE lessons at a Singapore primary school. A total of 93 students (40 girls) voluntary participated in the study: 28 in Grade 1, 39 in Grade 4, and 26 in Grade 6. They were asked to wear an accelerometer on their non-dominant hand in two PE lessons to measure physical activity levels objectively. They also completed questionnaires on their experiences during the PE lessons. The average of the MVPA levels time (%) in the scheduled lesson time across the three grades was 46.98 ± 5.25%, but the average of the MVPA levels time (%) in the actual lesson time was 69.74 ± 7.31%. These results indicated that it would be possible to achieve the recommended MVPA time in PE lessons. The findings of this study would be useful for PE teachers to reflect whether their PE lessons are efficient to promote primary school student’s physical activity levels.</jats:p>

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    • Acute effects of Square Stepping Exercise on cognitive and social functions in sedentary young adults: a home-based online trial Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Su Ren Gan, Gint Goh, Siti Aisha Binte Omar, Ivan T. F. Oh, Wan Qi Wee, Tomohiro Okura

      BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation13   82   12 2021

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    • Exploring the Dimensions of Movement-Specific Reinvestment From Personal Characteristics Perspectives Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Kuniyasu Imanaka

      Frontiers in Psychology12   716945   24 9 2021

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      <jats:p>The purposes of the present study were three-fold: to examine (a) if the movement-specific reinvestment responses should be represented as two dimensional constructs, (b) whether dichotomization of the movement-specific reinvestment responses are appropriate, and (c) how the two dimensions are associated with relevant psychological concepts. To conduct a comparative examination of the MSRS structure in two Asian samples, participants were 236 Japanese university students (136 men, 100 women; <jats:italic>M</jats:italic><jats:sub>age</jats:sub> = 18.0, <jats:italic>SD</jats:italic> = 1.6) and 328 Singaporeans (167 men, 161 women; <jats:italic>M</jats:italic><jats:sub>age</jats:sub> = 21.8, <jats:italic>SD</jats:italic> = 1.8). After examining the factor structure of the movement-specific reinvestment responses for the first purpose, latent class factor analysis was conducted for both samples for the second purpose. For the third purpose, correlation analysis and mediation analysis were conducted for a part of the Singaporean sample. Through a series of latent class factor analysis, four and three classes were identified for the Japanese and Singaporean samples, respectively. For both samples, the patterns of the item-average scores for the two movement-specific reinvestment dimensions were parallel among the classes. Conscious Motor Processing was positively associated with mental toughness, intrinsic regulation, integrated regulation, mastery-approach and task goal orientations, and dispositional flow, whereas Movement Self-Consciousness was positively related with stress and mastery-avoidance goal orientation. The findings of the study supported (a) the two-dimensional representation of the movement-specific reinvestment responses, but did not fully support (b) the practice of dichotomization of the movement-specific reinvestment responses, and indicated that (c) at the trait level, Conscious Motor Processing and Movement Self-Consciousness were associated with positive and negative psychological constructs, respectively.</jats:p>

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    • Understanding the movement-specific reinvestment dimensions from personal characteristics perspectives Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata

      International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology19   S247 - S248   9 2021

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    • Breakfast and Exercise Improve Academic and Cognitive Performance in Adolescents Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Kerry Lee, Hui-Cheng Choo, Stephen Burns

      Nutrients13 ( 4 ) 1278 - 1278   13 4 2021

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    • Evolving the validity of a mental toughness measure: Refined versions of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire‐48 Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Toby G. Pavey, Tristan J. Coulter

      Stress and Health37 ( 2 ) 378 - 391   11 4 2021

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    • Preliminary examination of the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes (RESTQ-Sport) in Japanese athletes Peer-reviewed

      Norimitsu KINOSHITA, Shiori OGAWA, Masato Kawabata, Maurizio BERTOLLO

        12   11 - 24   30 3 2021

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    • A multiple mediation analysis of the association between asynchronous use of music and running performance Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Khai Leng Chua

      Journal of Sports Sciences39 ( 2 ) 131 - 137   2021

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      The purpose of this study was to examine if the effects of asynchronous use of music on running performance are directly and/or indirectly carried through psychological, psychophysical, and psychophysiological benefits. Following a standardized music selection procedure, 20 healthy undergraduate students (10 males, 10 females) completed a 30-min treadmill run at perceived moderate intensity while listening to music (135–140 beats per minute) or under a no-music condition in a randomized order. Participants’ affective valence, arousal, perceived exertion, heart rate during the run, and running distance were measured in both trials. A mediation analysis was conducted for 40 data collected from the 20 participants under two conditions (no music; music) with a parallel mediation model in which affective valence, arousal, heart rate, and perceived exertion were specified as mediators. A significant indirect effect of affective valence was observed for running distance. The present finding supports the notion that the relationship between asynchronous use of music and running distance is mediated by psychological benefits.

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    • The Movement-Specific Reinvestment Scale and The Decision-Specific Reinvestment Scale: Examination of factorial validity and reliability for Japanese adults. Peer-reviewed

          11 - 12   11 2019

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    • Facilitating flow experience in physical education settings Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata

      Psychology of Sport and Exercise38   28 - 38   9 2018

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      Objective: The present study aimed to examine the efficacy of an intervention program for fostering flow in a physical education (PE) setting.Design: A cluster randomized control trial design was employed in the study.Method: A total of 135 college students (124 women and 11 men) participated in the study. Three PE classes were randomly allocated to two intervention groups (Class 1 [n = 47] and Class 2 [n = 41]) and one control group (Class 3: n = 47). Basketball was used as the major physical activity in both intervention and control conditions, and all participants played basketball in their PE lessons once a week for 10 weeks. The intervention program focused on increasing participants' abilities and awareness relating to the preconditions of a flow state (clear goals, unambiguous feedback, and challenge-skill balance). Participant's flow experience in each PE lesson was measured with the Japanese version of the Flow State Scale-2. Growth curve modeling was conducted on the situational flow scores.Results: Both intervention groups' global flow state scores in the first PE lesson (Week 1) were not different from that of the control group; however, both the intervention groups' global flow state scores increased significantly in later weeks (Weeks 7-10), compared to the control group.Conclusions: The present study was the first cluster-randomized control trial with a moderate sample size to foster flow in a PE setting. The findings of the study generally confirmed that the intervention program was successful in promoting flow in PE contexts.

      DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.05.006

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    • A school-based intervention program in promoting leisure-time physical activity: Trial protocol Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Khai Leng Chua, Nikos L.D. Chatzisarantis

      BMC Public Health18 ( 1 ) 433   4 2018

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      Background: Regular participation in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is important to manage obesity. Physical education (PE) is considered to play an important role in promoting lifelong participation in physical activity (PA) because it provides an existing network where cost-effective interventions can be implemented to produce sustainable change in health behavior. However, the association between compulsory school PA (e.g., PE lessons) and body composition levels has received mixed support in the literature. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate whether a school-based intervention targeting salient PA benefits and barriers grounded on the theory of planned behavior would promote young people's participation in MVPA during leisure time and reduce body mass index (BMI) of overweight students. Methods/design: A total of 171 students from 3 secondary schools in Singapore underwent the control condition followed by the intervention condition. Both the conditions consisted of PE lessons twice per week over 4 weeks. In the control condition, PE teachers encouraged students to participate in PA during leisure time without providing persuasive message. While in the intervention condition, PE teachers delivered persuasive messages that targeted the salient benefits and barriers associated with PA to the students at the last 5 to 10 min of each PE lesson. PA levels over a week were measured objectively with wrist-mounted GENEActiv Original accelerometers and subjectively with self-reporting questionnaires three times (Baseline, Post 1, and Post 2) in each condition. Student's self-reported PA level was measured using the Leisure-Time Physical Activity Participation Questionnaire and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, and their attitudes, intentions, subjective norms and perceived behavior control towards leisure-time PA were measured with a questionnaire based on the theory of planned behavior. Furthermore, students' intention, determination and willingness to engage in leisure-time PA were compared with the other activity (e.g., doing homework, shopping). Discussion: This study will provide the evidence on the effectiveness of a cost-effective school-based intervention on reducing BMI of overweight students through promoting sustained participation in leisure-time PA. It will also address methodological issues on the gaps between objective and subjective measures of PA. Trial registration: This trial is registered with the ISRCTN registry (ISRCTN73786157, 26/10/2017, retrospectively registered).

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    • Effect of post-exercise massage on passive muscle stiffness measured using myotonometry – A double-blind study Peer-reviewed

      Pui W. Kong, Yao H. Chua, Masato Kawabata, Stephen F. Burns, Congcong Cai

      Journal of Sports Science and Medicine17 ( 4 ) 599 - 606   2018

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      It is commonly believed that massage can reduce muscle stiffness and is desirable for recovery from exercise. However, the effect massage on muscle stiffness following eccentric exercises is currently unknown. This study aimed to examine the effect of post-exercise massage on passive muscle stiffness over a five-day period. A randomised cross-over study design was adopted. After 40 minutes of downhill running, 18 male recreational runners had one leg received a 16-minute massage and the contralateral leg received a 16-minute sham ultrasound treatment. Passive stiffness for four leg muscles (rectus femoris, biceps femoris, tibialis anterior, and gastrocnemius) was assessed using myotonometry at baseline, immediately post-run, post-treatment, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours post-run. A 2 (treatment) × 7 (time) mixed ANOVA was conducted with a robust procedure on the myotonometry data of each leg muscle to examine the effect of treatment on stiffness. Passive stiffness for all muscles changed over time but no treatment effect was found. Stiffness increased at 24 hours post-run and remained elevated from baseline levels for up to 96 hours across all four muscles. Significant treatment × time interaction was only found in the tibialis anterior but no post-hoc differences were identified. Passive stiffness of major leg muscles increased after a bout of unaccustomed eccentric exercise and remained elevated for up to four days post-exercise. Compared with the placebo treatment, post-exercise massage had no beneficial effect in alleviating altered muscle stiffness in major leg muscles.

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    • Validity and reliability of the Sport Motivation Scale-II for Chinese athletes Peer-reviewed

      Chunxiao Li, Masato Kawabata, Liancheng Zhang

      International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology16 ( 1 ) 51 - 64   2018

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      Self-determination theory (SDT) has been widely used for studying athlete motivation. The Sport Motivation Scale-II (SMS-II), a SDT-based multidimensional scale, was recently developed to assess athlete motivation. The present research consisting of three studies aimed to develop the Chinese version of the SMS-II (CSMS-II). In Study 1, the SMS-II was translated into Chinese and then administered to university athletes (N = 267). The factorial structure of the CSMS-II was tested with confirmatory factor analysis and it was generally supported. In Study 2, the factorial and external validity of the CSMS-II were evidenced with another independent sample of athletes (N = 259). In Study 3, the test-retest reliability of the CSMS-II responses was supported. In conclusion, the CSMS-II is considered reliable and valid in general for the use with the Chinese university athletes.

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    • Advancement of the Subjective Vitality Scale: examination of alternative measurement models for Japanese and Singaporeans Peer-reviewed

      M. Kawabata, F. Yamazaki, D. W. Guo, N. L.D. Chatzisarantis

      Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports27 ( 12 ) 1793 - 1800   12 2017

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      The Subjective Vitality Scale (SVS: Ryan & Frederick, 1997) is a 7-item self-report instrument to measure one's level of vitality and has been widely used in psychological studies. However, there have been discrepancies in which version of the SVS (7- or 6-item version) employed between as well as within researchers. Moreover, Item 5 seems not be a good indicator of vitality from a content validity perspective. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the SVS for Japanese and Singaporeans rigorously by comparing 3 measurement models (5-, 6-, and 7-item models). To this end, the scale was first translated from English to Japanese and then the Japanese and English versions of the scale were administered to Japanese (n = 268) and Singaporean undergraduate students (n = 289), respectively. The factorial and concurrent validity of the three models were examined independently on each of the samples. Furthermore, the covariance stability of the vitality responses was assessed over a 4-week time period for another independent Japanese sample (n = 140). The findings from this study indicated that from methodological and content validity perspectives, the 5-item model is considered most preferable for both language versions of the SVS.

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    • An exploratory analysis of variations in quiet eye duration within and between levels of expertise Peer-reviewed

      Shannon Jingyi Chia, Jia Yi Chow, Masato Kawabata, Matt Dicks, Marcus Lee

      International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology15 ( 3 ) 221 - 235   2017

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      The ability to pick-up task-relevant visual information during movement control is crucial in successful sport performance. Quiet eye (QE), the final fixation prior to final movement onset, has been shown to be characteristic of the visual search strategies exhibited by skilled athletes in self-paced aiming tasks. Longer QE durations were previously associated with skill and successful performance outcomes. In this study, gaze behaviour data of six expert (E) and six novice (N) 10-pin bowlers were measured using a mobile eye tracker as they completed 20 trials of two single-pin conditions each (Easy: 1-pin; Hard: 10-pin). Expert bowlers exhibited significantly longer QE durations in both conditions as compared to their less-skilled counterparts. However, QE duration was not found to be significantly different as a function of accuracy nor task condition. Further detailed analysis revealed considerable variance in QE characteristics between individuals, warranting the need to explore individualised interventions centred on the development of perceptual-motor control during self-paced aiming tasks. Moreover, this study raised an important methodological issue relating to the analysis of trials with the absence of QE.

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    • How to classify who experienced flow from who did not based on the Flow State Scale-2 scores: A pilot study of latent class factor analysis Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Rachel Evans

      The Sport Psychologist30 ( 3 ) 267 - 275   9 2016

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      The present study examined the extent to which scores on the Flow State Scale-2 (FSS-2) could differentiate individuals who experienced flow characteristics in physical activity from those who did not. A total of 1,048 participants completed the Japanese version of the FSS-2. Latent class factor analysis (LCFA), which combines the strengths of both latent class analysis and factor analysis, was conducted on the FSS-2 responses. Four classes were identified through a series of LCFAs and the patterns of the item-average scores for the nine flow attributes were found parallel among these classes. The top two classes (15.1% and 38.9% of the whole sample) were considered the groups who experienced flow characteristics during their physical activities. These results indicated that individuals who experienced flow attributes in physical activity could be differentiated from those who did not based on their FSS-2 scores. Criteria for classifying individuals into the two groups were proposed.

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    • Comparing effectiveness of additive, interactive and quadratic models in detecting combined effects of achievement goals on academic attainment Peer-reviewed

      Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis, Qi Bing, Cui Xin, Masato Kawabata, Severine Koch, Rosanna Rooney, Martin S. Hagger

      Learning and Individual Differences50   203 - 209   8 2016

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      This study compared effectiveness of additive, interactive, and quadratic statistical models in detecting the combined effects of achievement goals on academic achievement. In a prospective study that aimed to predict college students' grades in an English course, we found that the quadratic model was more effective in detecting the combined effects of achievement goals on course grades than the additive and interactive models. In addition, a response surface analysis showed that the combined effects of achievement goals on course grades corresponded to a goal profile that involved tendencies to endorse mastery goals at high levels and performance goals at moderate levels. Findings suggest that the quadratic model is a viable data analytic technique that assists researchers in detecting combined effects of achievement goals on academic achievement. Crown Copyright (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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    • Prediction of fruit and vegetable intake: The importance of contextualizing motivation Peer-reviewed

      Rachel Evans, Masato Kawabata, Shirley Thomas

      British Journal of Health Psychology20 ( 3 ) 534 - 548   9 2015

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      ObjectivesMotivation is identified as a key antecedent of self-regulated behaviour, such as eating fruit and vegetables. However, inaccurate measurement of this construct may lead to poor prediction of behaviour and inflate the impact of post-motivational factors, such as planning, in models of health behaviour. This study explored the properties of a newly identified measure of motivation, termed behavioural resolve (Rhodes & Horne, 2013, Psychol. Sport Exerc., 14, 455-460), in relation to intention, planning, and fruit and vegetable intake (FVI).DesignProspective self-report survey.MethodUniversity students living in the United Kingdom completed two online surveys. The first assessed demographic and predictor variables (intention, behavioural resolve, action planning, and coping planning). The second, completed approximately 2weeks later, measured average daily FVI and perceived experience of obstacles to FVI. At Time 1, there were 195 respondents, with 139 providing follow-up data.ResultsAll predictor variables were significantly correlated with FVI. Two independent multiple hierarchical regression analyses revealed that both intention and behavioural resolve were significant predictors of FVI, but behavioural resolve explained greater FVI variance (40.1%) than intention (36.4%). Furthermore, action planning showed incremental predictive utility over intention, but not behavioural resolve, in predicting FVI.ConclusionsThe results indicated that motivation is an important determinant of FVI for students, with behavioural resolve demonstrating advantages over intention as a measure of this domain and a predictor of FVI behaviour.

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    • Developing and evaluating utility of school-based intervention programs in promoting leisure-time physical activity: An application of the theory of planned behavior Peer-reviewed International journal

      Masato Kawabata

      International Journal of Sport Psychology46   95 - 116   4 2015

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    • The Coaching Behavior Scale for Sport: Factor structure examination for Singaporean youth athletes Peer-reviewed

      Koon Teck Koh, Masato Kawabata, Clifford J. Mallett

      International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching9 ( 6 ) 1311 - 1324   2014

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      The Coaching Behavior Scale for Sport (CBS-S) is designed to evaluate coaches' involvement in developing athletes, taking into considerations the complex training and competition environment. Although the CBS-S has been used in a number of empirical studies, the factor structure of the instrument has not been examined rigorously. The present study was, therefore, conducted to assess the factor structure of the CBS-S for Singaporean youth athletes. A total of 519 participants completed the CBS-S, and their responses were examined with confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and recent exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM). Both seven-factor CFA and ESEM models ft to the sample data adequately. In addition, the sizes of factor loadings on target factors were substantial and found comparable between the CFA and ESEM solutions. The findings from this study supported the factorial validity of the CBS-S for the present sample.

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    • Examining discriminant validity issues of the Sport Motivation Scale-6 Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Clifford J. Mallett

      Journal of Sports Sciences31 ( 2 ) 173 - 180   1 2013

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      The current study was conducted to re-assess the factor structure of the 24-item Sport Motivation Scale-6 (SMS-6; Mallett, Kawabata, Newcombe, Otero-Forero, & Jackson, 2007) with an independent sample. A total of 437 participants completed the SMS-6, and their responses were examined with confirmatory factor analysis and recent exploratory structural equation modelling (Asparouhov & Muthén, 2009). A six-factor confirmatory-factor-analysis model did not fit to the sample data adequately. Through examination of the corresponding exploratory-structural-equation-modelling solution, it was found that two items loaded on non-target factors poorly. This result was replicated by a published data set (Mallett, Kawabata, Newcombe, et al., 2007). The modified confirmatory-factor-analysis model with these two items removed fit to the present study's data satisfactorily and all six factors were adequately diferentiated. These results generally validate the SMS-6 responses. Furthermore, this study demonstrated the usefulness of a comparison of confirmatory-factor-analysis and exploratory-structural-equation-modelling solutions for an accurate interpretation of individual parameters. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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    • When effects of the universal psychological need for autonomy on health behaviour extend to a large proportion of individuals: A field experiment Peer-reviewed

      Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis, Martin S. Hagger, Sviatlana Kamarova, Masato Kawabata

      British Journal of Health Psychology17   785 - 797   11 2012

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      Objective. Based on tenets of self-determination theory, the present manuscript examined the hypothesis that a physical activity intervention programme that supported the universal psychological need for autonomy would motivate a large proportion of young individuals to engage in physical activity. In contrast, we hypothesized that interventions that did not support the universal psychological need for autonomy would motivate a smaller proportion of young individuals to endorse the physical activity programme. Method. A field experiment was conducted. Participants were randomly allocated to an intervention that supported the psychological need for autonomy and two conditions that did not support the psychological need for autonomy (rationale-only or forced-choice conditions). Results. It was demonstrated that more young individuals initiated and completed a physical activity intervention programme when the programme supported the psychological need for autonomy than when the programme did not support the psychological need for autonomy. Conclusions. Results of the present study provide additional evidence to a growing body of literature recognizing the importance of universal psychological needs in motivating health-related behaviours. Statement of Contribution What is already known on this subject? Previous research has established the unique effects of the psychological need for autonomy on health behaviour. Several studies have shown that individuals are more likely to adopt health-related behaviour when they complete interventions that support the psychological need for autonomy than when they are exposed to interventions that frustrate the psychological need for autonomy. What does this study add? The current study adds to knowledge by demonstrating that the effects of universal psychological needs extend to a large proportion (i.e., the majority) of individuals. This means that autonomy supportive interventions to change health behaviour will lead to benefits to a large proportion of individuals in a population, which is extremely beneficial to public health campaigns that aim to increase the health of the general population.

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    • Interpreting the Dispositional Flow Scale-2 scores: A pilot study of latent class factor analysis Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Clifford J. Mallett

      Journal of Sports Sciences30 ( 11 ) 1183 - 1188   7 2012

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      The present study examined the extent to which scores on the Dispositional Flow Scale-2 (DFS-2) could differentiate individuals who frequently experience flow characteristics in physical activity from those who do not. A total of 993 participants completed the Japanese version of the DFS-2. Latent class factor analysis (LCFA), which combines the strengths of both latent class analysis and factor analysis, was conducted on the DFS-2 responses. Six classes were identified through a series of LCFAs and the patterns of the item-average scores for the nine flow attributes were found to be parallel among these classes. The top two and bottom two classes (19.3% and 13.4% of the whole sample) were considered the groups who experience flow characteristics frequently and seldom, respectively. These results indicated that individuals who often experience flow attributes in physical activity could be differentiated from those who do not based on their DFS-2 scores. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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    • Flow experience in physical activity: Examination of the internal structure of flow from a process-related perspective Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Clifford J. Mallett

      Motivation and Emotion35 ( 4 ) 393 - 402   12 2011

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      Considering the phenomenology of flow experience reflects attentional processes, Nakamura and Csikszentmihalyi (Handbook of positive psychology, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002) classified the components of flow experience into proximal conditions and the characteristics of a subjective state while being in flow. The present study was conducted to clarify the concept of flow through examination of the interrelationships among the components from a process-related perspective. A total of 1,048 participants completed the Japanese versions of the Flow State Scale-2 (Kawabata et al. in Psychol Sport Exerc 9:465-485, 2008), and based on their scores, 591 respondents were considered to be in a flow state during their physical activity. A proposed higher-order confirmatory factor model and a full structural equation model were tested for the flow respondents. The results of the higher-order model indicated that the 9 flow factors were empirically classified into the flow state and its proximal condition. Furthermore, the outcomes of the full structural model preliminarily supported the hypothesized sequential relationships among flow factors.

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    • The Flow State Scale-2 and Dispositional Flow Scale-2: Examination of factorial validity and reliability for Japanese adults Peer-reviewed

      Masato Kawabata, Clifford J. Mallett, Susan A. Jackson

      Psychology of Sport and Exercise9 ( 4 ) 465 - 485   7 2008

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      Objective: The primary purpose of this study was to examine the factorial validity and reliability of the Japanese versions of the Flow State Scale-2 and Dispositional Flow Scale-2 (JFSS-2 and JDFS-2) for use with Japanese adults.Method: To accomplish the aim, a multi-staged approach was employed. Following the guidelines for test adaptation [Tanzer, N. K., & Sun, C. Q. E. (1999). Adapting instruments for use in multiple languages and cultures: A review of the ITC guidelines for test adaptations. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 15, 258-269], the two flow scales were translated from English to Japanese and the best 36 items for each instrument was identified through two pilot studies. Employing it 9-factor 1st-order hypothesized model, the factorial validity of the JFSS-2 and JDFS-2 was tested and cross-validated with confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). In addition to internal consistency reliability for the both scales, stability was assessed over a 4-week time period for the JDFS-2. Furthermore, measurement equivalence was examined across Japanese independent samples as well as two cultural samples.Results: The results of a series of CFAs revealed that the data for the JFSS-2 and JDFS-2 were represented appropriately by the hypothesized 1st-order model. For the both scales, internal consistency estimates for all factors were satisfactory, whereas the stability of single factors over time were medium to high. Measurement invariance was established across the Japanese samples as well as the cultural samples.Conclusions: The findings from this Study provided strong Support for the validity and reliability of the JFSS-2 and JDFS-2 in assessing flow experiences in physical activity for Japanese adults. In addition, this study indicated that the Japanese versions of the flow scales are useful instruments for cross-cultural research. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    • Progressing measurement in sport motivation with the SMS-6: A response to Pelletier, Vallerand, and Sarrazin Peer-reviewed

      Clifford Mallett, Masato Kawabata, Peter Newcombe

      Psychology of Sport and Exercise8 ( 5 ) 622 - 631   9 2007

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      Measurement in sport psychology is a major issue and attempts to progress measurement should be valued and encouraged. Construct validation is an ongoing process [Marsh, H. W., & Jackson, S. A. (1999). Flow experience in sport: Construct validation of multidimensional hierarchical state and trait responses. Structural Equation Modeling, 6, 343-371] and the publication of the SMS-6 [Mallett, C. J., Kawabata, M., Newcombe, P., Otero-Ferero, A., & Jackson, S. A. (2007). Sports Motivation Scale-6 (SMS-6): A revised six-factor Sport Motivation Scale. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8, 600-614] was an attempt to progress measurement in contextual sport motivation using self-determination theory (SDT) [Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1985). Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behaviour. New York: Plenum Press]. Mallett et al. argued for the need to re-develop the Sport Motivation Scale (SMS) [Pelletier, L. G., Fortier, M. S., Vallerand, R. J., Tuson, K. M., Brière, N. M., & Blais, M. R. (1995). Toward a new measure of intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and amotivation in sports: The Sport Motivation Scale (SMS). Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 17, 35-53], primarily because the SMS did not measure integrated regulation, and secondly due to consistently reported problems with the lack of convergent and discriminant validity. Pelletier, Vallerand, and Sarrazin's [Pelletier, L. G., Vallerand, R. J., & Sarrazin, P. (2007b). Something old, something new, and something borrowed. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8, 615-621] commentary on the SMS-6, focused on two legitimate questions: "Does the SMS need to be revised?", and "Is the revised 6-factor SMS a better scale?" In addressing the first question, this article provides strong evidence that supports the arguments that the SMS does need revision. In addressing the second question, we provided sound arguments for the development of the SMS-6. However, we concluded that the superiority of the SMS-6 in measuring contextual sport motivation across diverse age and cultural groups is a question for future and continuing research. Further examination of the SMS-6 is necessary before such claims can be endorsed. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    • Sport motivation scale-6 (SMS-6): A revised six-factor sport motivation scale Peer-reviewed

      Clifford Mallett, Masato Kawabata, Peter Newcombe, Andres Otero-Forero, Susan Jackson

      Psychology of Sport and Exercise8 ( 5 ) 600 - 614   9 2007

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      Background and Purpose: The sport motivation scale (SMS; [Pelletier, L. G., Fortier, M. S., Vallerand, R. J., Tuson, K. M., Briere, N. M., & Blais, M. R. (1995). Toward a new measure of intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and amotivation in sports: The sport motivation scale (SMS). Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 17, 35-53]) was developed to measure an athlete's motivation toward sport participation. However, the SMS does not measure the most autonomous form of extrinsic motivation, integrated regulation, which is inconsistent with self-determination theory (SDT; [Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1985). Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behaviour. New York: Plenum Press]) upon which the instrument is based. Moreover, several studies (e.g., [Martens, M. P., & Webber, S. N. (2002). Psychometric properties of the sport motivation scale: An evaluation with college varsity athletes from the U.S. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 24, 254-270]) have questioned the factorial validity of the SMS. Hence, the purpose of this study was to develop a revised version of the SMS, including integrated regulation.Method: In Stage 1, the factorial validity of the SMS was examined using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) on data collected from 614 Australians (elite athletes and university students). In Stage 2, the scale was revised by including integrated regulation items and replacing problematic items through an iterative process using CFA for data collected from 557 Australian university students. Concurrent validity of the revised scale was examined by evaluating correlations with the dispositional flow scale-2 (DFS-2) [Jackson,S. A., & Eklund, R. C. (2004). The flow scales manual. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology].Results: The revision led to development of a six-factor 24-item scale (SMS-6) that indicated a more parsimonious and improved fitting model consistent with SDT. Correlations between the SMS-6 and DFS-2 factors support the concurrent validity of the revised scale.Conclusion: From statistical and theoretical viewpoints, the revised SMS-6 was preferable to the original SMS, except for the discriminant validity issue of identification regulation. Further examination of the instrument is necessary by cross-validating the findings from this study. (c) 2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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    • Development and preliminary validation of the Japanese versions of the Flow State Scale-2 and Dispositional Flow Scale-2 Peer-reviewed

      Kawabata, M, Jackson, S. A, Mallett, C. J

      Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology   8 2005

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    • The flow experience associated with mountaineering Peer-reviewed

      Kawabata, Masato

      Japan Outdoor Education Journal2 ( 1 ) 27 - 37   2000

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    • A report on the summer educational camp organized by Ryukyus’ students Peer-reviewed

      Kawabata, Masato

      Japan Outdoor Education Journal2 ( 1 ) 39 - 45   1998

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    • Let’s disseminate research findings internationally and contribute to the world outside Japan! On the joys and significance of performing internationally Peer-reviewed

      Kawabata, M, Araki, K, Iwasaki, S, Iwatsuki, T

      Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology   8 - 9   9 2023

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    • The presence of Japanese researchers in international conferences and journals of sports and exercise psychology

      Kawabata, M, Araki, K, Yamazaki, F

      The 49th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology, Niigata, Japan   18   10 2022

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    • Obituary Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Invited International journal

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    • Obituary Ed Diener Invited International coauthorship International journal

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    • Effects of school-based intervention programs in promoting moderate to vigorous physical activity during leisure time.

      Masato Kawabata, Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis

          10 2020

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    • Active Aging Lifestyle with Healthy Cognition: An ExCITE solution Invited International journal

      Masato Kawabata

      INNOVATION16   4 - 8   2018

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    • Breakfast and exercise influence academic performance in adolescents

      Stephen F. Burns, Masato Kawabata, Kerry Lee

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    • The 4th Lau Teng Chuang Physical Education and Sport Science Symposium Invited

      Masato Kawabata

      NIE News   20   9 2016

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    • National Institute of Education, Singapore Invited

      Kawabata, M

        66 ( 8 ) 617 - 619   8 2016

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    • Flow experiences during the intensive courses in skiing and snowboarding

      Chiashi, K., Kawada, Y., Kawabata, M., Harimoto, F

        20   57 - 68   3 2001

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    • A report on poster presentations Invited

      Kawabata, M

      The Newsletter for the Psychology Division of the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Science   12   10 2000

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    • On flow experience in track and field athletes: Application of the Flow State Scale

      Harimoto, F, Kawabata, M

      Research Activities: Humanities and Social Sciences22 ( 2 ) 47 - 53   10 2000

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    • Flow experience in physical education classes: Application of the Flow State Scale

      Kawabata, M, Harimoto, F

      Research Activities: Humanities and Social Sciences22 ( 2 ) 19 - 27   10 2000

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    • Evaluation of the Japanese version of the Flow State Scale: Using confirmatory factor analyses

      Kawabata, M, Harimoto, F

      Proceedings of the 27th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology   8 - 9   9 2000

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    • Flow experiences during the intensive snowboarding courses

      Chiashi, K, Kawada, Y, Kawabata, M, Harimoto, F

      Proceedings of the 51th annual meeting of the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Science   418   8 2000

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    • Evaluation of the Japanese version of the Flow State Scale

      Kawabata, M.,, Harimoto, F.

      Proceedings of the 51st annual meeting of the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Science   183   8 2000

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    • A report on Japan Society of Ski Science 10th conference. Invited

      Kawabata, M

      Schi Heil, Japan Society of Ski Science Newsletter34   3   5 2000

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    • What is enjoyment in snow sport? Invited

      Kawabata, M

      Schi Heil, Japan Society of Ski Science Newsletter34   5   5 2000

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    • Exercise intensities in health and physical education lessons A

      Kakemizu, T, Tanaka, N, Kawabata, M

        22 ( 2 ) 65 - 71   2000

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    • A study on associations between university student's exercise participation and physical education lessons

      Tanaka, N, Kakemizu, T, Kawabata, M

      Research Activities: Humanities and Social Sciences22 ( 2 ) 39 - 46   2000

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    • Examination of flow experiences in alpine skiing from a qualitative perspective

      Kawabata, M

      Proceedings of the 3rd annual meeting of the Japan Outdoor Education Society   50 - 51   2000

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    • Changes of Ochanomizu University students' physical fitness levels over 10 years

      Niina, K, Kawabata, M

      Annual Reports in Arts and Culture53   291 - 304   2000

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    • Examination of what enjoyment in snow sport is with flow theory

      Kawabata, M

      Proceedings of the 10th annual meeting of the Japan Society of Ski Science10   197 - 208   2000

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    • Flow experienced by students in physical education classes

      Kawabata, M., Harimoto, F.

          347   9 1999

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    • The impacts of a frontier adventure camp experience on the participants

      Kawabata, M

      Research Activities: Humanities and Social Sciences21 ( 2 ) 19 - 27   1999

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    • Guardians’ expectation of and anxiety about their children with an intellectual disability

      Kawabata, M, Iida. M, Goto, K

      Proceedings of the 49th annual meeting of the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Science   560   8 1998

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    • A reflection of the discussion meeting: Alpine group 2 Invited

      Kawabata, M

      The University Physical Education and Sports24 ( 3 ) 27 - 28   5 1998

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    • A report on the annual ski-training meeting: Expert classes Invited

      Kawabata, Masato

      The University Physical Education and Sports24 ( 3 ) 9 - 11   15 3 1998

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      DOI: 10.20723/daigakutaiiku.24.3_9

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    • A study of extracurricular activities at Ochanomizu University: Analyses of sport clubs

      Kawabata, Masato

      Annual Reports in Arts and Culture51   187 - 202   1998

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    Books and Other Publications

    Presentations

    • How can parents and coaches support children in enjoying sports? Invited

      Masato Kawabata

      Wako Sport Festival  9 10 2023 

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      Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech  

      File: WakoSportFestivalProgram_2023-10-09.pdf

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    • Let’s disseminate research findings internationally and contribute to the world outside Japan! On the joys and significance of being internationally active

      Kawabata, M, Araki, K, Iwasaki, S, Iwatsuki, T

      The 50th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology  29 9 2023 

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      Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

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    • A theory-based physical activity intervention program at school: Necessity for controlling methodological effects of wearable devices to examine the intervention effect

      Kawabata, M.

      The 19th Annual International Conference on Sport & Exercise Science  24 7 2023 

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    • University student’s motivational profile in sports: Variable- and person-centered approaches to sport motivation regulations

      The 8th International Self-Determination Theory Conference  1 6 2023 

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    • What is enjoyment? Conceptualizing enjoyment as a proactive process from hedonic and eudaimonic views Invited

      Kawabata, M

      The Asia-Singapore Conference on Sport Science 2022, Singapore  12 2022 

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    • A chronological investigation of views on hosting the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics during the COVID-19 Pandemic

      Kawabata, M, Lin, Y.C, Leng, H.K

      The Asia-Singapore Conference on Sport Science 2022  12 2022 

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    • On the factorial validity and reliability of a Japanese version of the Sport Motivation Scale-II (Part 2).

      Kawabata, M

      The 49th Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology, Niigata, Japan  10 2022 

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    • The presence of Japanese researchers in international conferences and journals of sports and exercise psychology

      Kawabata, M, Araki, K, Yamazaki, F

      The 49th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology, Niigata, Japan  10 2022 

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    • Conceptualizing enjoyment as a proactive process: from hedonic and eudaimonic views Invited

      Kawabata, M

      The Sports Coaching Group at the University of Queensland, Australia  9 2022 

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    • Understanding the movement-specific reinvestment dimensions from personal characteristics perspectives

      Kawabata, M

      The 15th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress, Taipei, Taiwan  10 2021 

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    • Flow experience: Its promotion and contextual and cultural issues Invited

      Kawabata, M

      The Symposium on Flow Research, Claremont, CA, U.S.A.  8 2021 

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    • Effects of school-based intervention programs in promoting moderate to vigorous physical activity during leisure time

      Kawabata, M

      The Professional Learning Fiesta 2021, Singapore  8 2021 

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    • Breakfast and exercise in the academic and cognitive performance of adolescents Invited

      Burns, S. F, Kawabata, M

      Presentation to Minister Chan at Science of Learning in Education Seminar, Singapore  7 2021 

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    • Feelings of fulfillment and enjoyment in the Japanese

      Kawabata, M, Asakawa, K

      The 7th International Society of Positive Psychology World Congress, Virtual, Online  7 2021 

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    • What factors are associated with students’ boredom experiences in PE lessons?

      Kawabata, M, Lye, C. M

      AIESEP Scientific Conference 2021. Canada: Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d'Education Physique [International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education]  6 2021 

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    • Physical activity levels during Singapore primary school physical education

      Kawabata, M, Jamaluddin S

      AIESEP Scientific Conference 2021. Canada: Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d'Education Physique [International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education]  6 2021 

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    • The role of breakfast and exercise in academic and cognitive performance in adolescents Invited

      Kawabata, M, Burns, S. F

      Science of Learning in Education Seminar, Singapore  5 2021 

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    • Effects of breakfast and exercise on cognitive performance in junior college students Invited

      Kawabata, M

      Official Launch of NIE's Science of Learning in Education Centre, Singapore  3 2021 

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    • Physical activity promotion based on motivational theories Invited

      Kawabata, M

      The Symposium on Psychology for Exercise Professionals, Leiria, Portugal  3 2021 

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    • Effects of school-based intervention programs in promoting moderate to vigorous physical activity during leisure-time Invited

      Kawabata, M

      Official Launch of NIE's Science of Learning in Education Centre, Singapore  2 2021 

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    • A successful story to secure a competitive Tier 2 grant on assessing causality of the association between exercise and neurocognitive gains Invited

      Kawabata, M

      MOE AcRF Competitive Tier-2 Grant Sharing Session, National Institute of Education, Singapore  11 2020 

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    • The Movement-Specific Reinvestment Scale and The Decision-Specific Reinvestment Scale: Examination of factorial validity and reliability for Japanese adults

      Kawabata, M, Imanaka, K

      The 46th Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology, Tsukuba, Japan*  11 2019 

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    • Let’s enjoy challenging: The significance of learning in different environments. Invited

      Kawabata, M

      Talk given at National Institute of Fitness and Sports in KANOYA, Japan  7 2019 

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    • Fostering a growth-oriented mindset through active engagement in sport and PE: A flow theory perspective Invited

      Kawabata, M

      The Asia-Singapore Conference on Sport Science 2019, Singapore  7 2019 

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    • Exploring the knowledge-behaviour-attitude model in athletes – A pilot study

      Teo, J. H. C, Kawabata, M, Burns, S. F

      The 24th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Prague, Czech Republic  6 2019 

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    • Promoting optimal performance in crucial competitions Invited

      Kawabata, M

      Talk given to Japanese top track and field athletes (U-20) targeting for Olympics in 2020/2024, Singapore  2 2019 

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    • Active aging lifestyle with healthy cognition: A pilot study for an ExCITE solution Invited

      Chen, S. H. A, Kawabata, M, Ong, W. L. C, E, K-H

      The 2nd Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE) Symposium, Singapore  11 2018 

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    • How can we enhance the quality and interpretation of self-report measures? Invited

      Kawabata, M

      Waseda Bioscience Research Institute Joint Workshop on Health Promotion through Food Science, Chrono-Nutrition and Sports Science–From basic to applied research–, Singapore  10 2018 

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    • Advancement of the Mental Toughness Questionnaire-48: Examining alternative measurement models

      Kawabata, M, Coulter, T, Pavey, T

      The Association for Applied Sport Psychology's 2018 Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.  10 2018 

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    • A school-based intervention program in promoting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity

      Chua, K. L, Kawabata, M, Chatzisarantis, N. L. D

      The Association for Applied Sport Psychology's 2018 Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.  10 2018 

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    • How to facilitate flow experience in physical education Invited

      Kawabata, M

      The 3rd International Conference on Sports Science, Health, and Physical Education, Bandung, Indonesia  9 2018 

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    • Effects of the ExCITE (Exercise-Cognition Integrated Training for Enhancement) program on cognitive and physical functioning

      Ong, W. L. C, Neo, S. H, Kawabata, M, Chen, S. H. A

      Brain Connects 2018, Singapore.  3 2018 

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    • Effort intensity moderates the relationship between affect and time perception: perceived speed of time as an index of engagement

      Kawabata, M, Chatzisarantis, N. L. D

      The 7th Complexity Conference, Singapore  3 2018 

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    • Effects of asynchronous music on treadmill running performance and subjective experiences

      Chua, K. L, Kawabata, M

      The Asian Youth Sport Symposium Singapore 2017, Singapore  11 2017 

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    • Effects of physical education on secondary school students’ physical activity level

      Rafii, S. N, Chua, K. L, Kawabata, M

      The Asian Youth Spor;Symposium Singapore;Singapore  11 2017 

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    • The effects of exercise-cognition integrated training for enhancement (ExCITE) on cognitive health Invited

      Neo, S. H, Chen, S. H. A, Kawabata, M, Ong, W. L

      The 1st Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE) Symposium, Singapore  11 2017 

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    • Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity participation by Singapore secondary school students

      Kawabata, M, Chatzisarantis, N. L. D, Chua, K. L

      The Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2017, Singapore  5 2017 

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    • Assessment of muscle soreness using numerical rating scale and pressure pain threshold

      Chua, Y. K, Kong, P. W, Burns, S, Cai, C. C, Kawabata, M

      The 2nd International Conference in Sports Science and Technology, Singapore  12 2016 

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    • The Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale: Examining its factor structure for Japanese and Singaporean adults

      Kawabata, M, Imanaka, K

      Physical Education and Sports Science Skill Acquisition Symposium incorporating the 9th Australasian Skill Acquisition and Research Group Meeting, Singapore  7 2016 

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    • Effects of massage on post-exercise muscle stiffness

      Chua, Y. K, Kawabata, M, Burns, S, Cai, C. C, Kong, P

      The 34th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan  7 2016 

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    • Examination of the psychometric properties of psychological time as an index of engagement

      Kawabata, M, Chua, K. L

      The 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Victoria, BC, Canada  6 2016 

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    • Advancement of the Subjective Vitality Scale: Examining alternative measurement models

      Kawabata, M, Yamazaki, F

      The 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Victoria, BC, Canada  6 2016 

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    • Effects of external counterpulsation in healthy adults: From Physio-Psychological Perspectives.

      Balasekaran, G, Thor, D, Kawabata, M, McLaren, J, Bert, A, Fang, J.B, Teng, P

      The 63rd American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  6 2016 

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    • Effects of external counterpulsation therapy on physiological fitness indicators in healthy adults

      Thor, D, Balasekaran, G, Kawabata, M, McLaren, J, Bert, A, Fang, J.B, Teng, P

      The 63rd American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  6 2016 

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    • Effects of exercise-cognition integrated training on cognition

      Kawabata, M, Tan, W. E, Chen, S. H. A

      The Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE) Symposium, Singapore  5 2016 

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    • Muscle stiffness and soreness perception in well-trained and recreational runners after downhill running

      Chua, Y. K, Kawabata, M, Burns, S, Cai, C. C, Kong, P

      The Sports Medicine Association Singapore Annual Symposium 2016, Singapore  5 2016 

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    • Effects of breakfast and exercise on cognitive performance in Singapore youth

      Kawabata, M, Cheng, C. H, Burns, S, Lee, K

      The 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Queensland, Australia.  10 2015 

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    • Effects of external counterpulsation in healthy adults Invited

      Balasekaran, G, Thor, D, Kawabata, M, McLaren, J, Bert, A, Fang, J, B, Teng, P

      The 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science, Faridabad, India  8 2015 

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    • Facilitating flow experience in physical education settings

      Kawabata, M, Harimoto, F

      The 4th World Congress on Positive Psychology  6 2015 

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    • Effects of breakfast and exercise on academic and cognitive performance in Singapore youth

      Burns, S, Kawabata, M, Lee, K, Cheng, C. H

      The Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2015, Singapore  6 2015 

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    • Effects of physical activity on cognitive functioning.

      Kawabata, M, Burns, F.S

      The Neuroscience in Learning and Education Meeting, Singapore  5 2015 

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    • Development and preliminary examination of a Japanese version of the Sport Motivation Scale-II

      Kawabata, M, Yamazaki, F, Evans, R

      The 7th Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology International Conference  8 2014 

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    • A latent class factor analysis of the Flow State Scale-2 responses

      Kawabata, M., Evans, R.

      The 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands  7 2014 

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    • Preliminary examination of the factorial validity of the Sport Motivation Scale-II for undergraduates in Singapore

      Kawabata, M, Guo, D

      The Asian Conference for Physical Education and Sports Science  7 2014 

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    • Examination of the factorial validity of the Exercise Motivations Inventory-2 for undergraduates in Singapore

      Kawabata, M, Guo, D

      The Asian Conference for Physical Education and Sports Science, Singapore  7 2014 

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    • On the factorial validity of the BREQ-2 and McLachlan’s integrated regulation scale for undergraduates in Singapore

      Kawabata, M, Guo, D

      The Asian Conference for Physical Education and Sports Science, Singapore  7 2014 

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    • Optimal experience of flow: What is flow experience then? Invited

      Kawabata, M.

      The 3rd Joint Symposium on Exercise and Sports Science, Singapore  8 2013 

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    • Questioning the assumption of no cross-loading for inter-related constructs: The case of the Sport Motivation Scale-6

      Kawabata, M, Mallett, C. J

      The 5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Rochester, USA  6 2013 

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    • Thinking about engagement: Time for a clearer discussion

      Kawabata, M.

      The Redesigning Pedagogy Conference, Singapore  6 2013 

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    • Examination of Singapore PE Teacher-Coaches’ perceived motivational profile and motivational climate: A case study using self-determination theory

      Aris, M. I, Mallett, C. J, Kawabata, M

      The 3rd International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science  5 2010 

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    • Examination of the Sport Motivation Scale-6 with Singaporean secondary students

      Kawabata, M, Aris, M. I, Mallett, C. J

      The 4th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Ghent, Belgium  5 2010 

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    • What is flow experience? Invited

      Kawabata, M

      The Pathways Japan Meeting  8 2008 

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    • Optimal experience in physical activity: Examination of flow as an attentional process for Japanese adults

      Kawabata, M., & Mallett, C. J.

      The 4th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Opatija, Croatia  7 2008 

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    • Facilitating flow experience in physical activity: Evidence-based practice

      Kawabata, M, Mallett, C. J

      The AIESEP 2008 World Congress, Sapporo, Japan  1 2008 

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    • Development and preliminary validation of the Japanese versions of the Flow State Scale-2 and Dispositional Flow Scale-2 Invited

      Kawabata, M., Jackson, S. A., Mallett, C. J.

      8 2005 

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    • Evaluation of the Japanese version of the Flow State Scale: Using confirmatory factor analyses

      Kawabata, M

      The 27th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Sport Psychology  9 2000 

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    • Evaluation of the Japanese version of the Flow State Scale: Part 1

      Kawabata, M, Harimoto, F

      the The 51st annual meeting of the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Science  8 2000 

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    • Examination of flow experiences in alpine skiing from a qualitative perspective

      Kawabata, M.

      The 3rd annual meeting of the Japan Outdoor Education Society  6 2000 

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    • Examination of what enjoyment in snow sport is with flow theory

      Kawabata, M

      The 10th annual meeting of the Japan Society of Ski Science  3 2000 

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    • Flow experienced by students in physical education classes.

      Kawabata, M, Harimoto, F

      The 50th annual meeting of the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Science  10 1998 

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    • Guardians’ expectation of and anxiety about their children with an intellectual disability

      Masato Kawabata

      The 49th annual meeting of the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Science  10 1998 

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    Professional Memberships

    • 2022 - Present 
      International Society of Sport Psychology

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    • 2018 - Present 
      Association for Psychological Science

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    • 2008 - Present 
      International Positive Psychology Association

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    • 2005 - Present 
      Association for Applied Sport Psychology

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    • 1997 - Present 
      Ski Association of Japan

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    • 1997 - Present 
      Japanese Society of Sport Psychology

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    • 1999 - 2008 
      Japan Society of Ski Sciences

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    • 1998 - 2008 
      Japan Outdoor Education Society

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    • 1996 - 2008 
      Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences

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    Research Projects

    • Sport Motivation of Athletes: A Comparison of Motivational Profiles Between Japanese and Non-Japanese From A Self-Determination Perspective

      Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up 

      Masato Kawabata

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      8 2023 - 3 2025

      Grant number:23K19938

      Grant amount:\2860000 ( Direct Cost: \2200000 、 Indirect Cost:\660000 )

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    • Do outcome success, gender and motivation influence fundamental movement skills (FMS) assessment?

      Office of Education, Singapore  OER Research Fund 

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      1 2022 - 1 2024

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    • Manipulating the timing of low-dose caffeine to improve 3-point shooting accuracy in basketball players: a pilot study

      Office of Education, Singapore  OER Planning Grant 

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      4 2021 - 6 2023

      Authorship:Coinvestigator(s) 

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    • Assessing causality of the association between exercise and neurocognitive gains’

      Ministry of Education, Singapore  Ministry of Education Tier 2 Grant 

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      1 2020 - 4 2023

      Authorship:Coinvestigator(s) 

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    • Exploring sport center users’ experience and consumer retention with flow theory

      National Institute of Education, Singapore  NIE Academic Research Fund 

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      9 2020 - 9 2021

      Authorship:Coinvestigator(s) 

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    • Effects of school-based intervention programs in promoting moderate to vigorous physical activity during leisure- time’

      Office of Education Research, Singapore  OER Research Fund 

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      1 2016 - 5 2021

      Authorship:Principal investigator 

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    • Exploring the right spot: A constraints-led approach to optimize exploratory learning’

      Office of Education Research, Singapore  OER Start-Up Grant 

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      4 2019 - 12 2020

      Authorship:Collaborating Investigator(s) (not designated on Grant-in-Aid) 

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    • Active aging lifestyle with healthy cognition: A pilot study for an ExCITE solution

      Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE), NTU, Singapore  ARISE Inaugural Grant 

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      8 2017 - 1 2020

      Authorship:Principal investigator 

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    • Effect of sports massage on post-exercise muscle viscoelastic properties

      Singapore Sports Institute  Singapore Sports Science & Technology Research Grant 

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      12 2014 - 11 2016

      Authorship:Coinvestigator(s) 

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    • Effect of breakfast and exercise on academic and cognitive performance in Junior College students’

      Office of Education Research, Singapore  OER Research Fund 

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      1 2014 - 10 2016

      Authorship:Coinvestigator(s) 

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    • Is losing track of time a gate to well-being?: Examining psychometric properties of psychological time as an index of engagement

      National Institution of Education, Singapore  NIE Academic Research Fund 

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      4 2013 - 1 2016

      Authorship:Principal investigator 

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    • Development of the Chinese version of the Sport Motivation Scale-II

      The Hong Kong Institute of Education  The Hong Kong Institute of Education Grant 

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      12 2014 - 12 2015

      Authorship:Coinvestigator(s) 

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    • Effect of external counterpulsation in exercising middle aged population

      RenewGPL 

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      3 2014 - 1 2015

      Authorship:Coinvestigator(s) 

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    • Developmental validation of an index of engagement: From a psycho- physiological perspective

      Office of Education Research, Singapore  OER Start-Up Grant 

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      11 2012 - 9 2014

      Authorship:Principal investigator 

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    • UQ Graduate School Research Travel Grant

      University of Queensland, Australia 

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      9 2006 - 1 2007

      Authorship:Principal investigator 

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    • Queensland Program for Japanese Language Education (2004) Postgraduate Grant Scheme

      Nippon Foundation 

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      6 2004 - 12 2004

      Authorship:Principal investigator 

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    Social Contribution