Meghan McDonough, PhDPhD in Human Kinetics with specialization in Sport and Exercise Psychology School of Human Kinetics University of British Columbia, Canada
M Sc in Human Kinetics with specialization in Sport and Exercise Psychology School of Human Kinetics University of British Columbia, Canada
B Sc Faculty of Kinesiology University of Saskatchewan
Areas of Research
My research in exercise, health, and sport psychology focuses on the role of social relationships in physical activity, health behaviour, and psychological well-being. I look at social relationships from the perspective of emotional and motivational processes, coping with stress, posttraumatic growth, psychological well-being, and self-perceptions. This research includes concepts such as social support, relationship quality, social interactions, social networks, social perceptions, connectedness, relatedness, and social contacts. I have worked with a variety of populations, with a particular focus on clinical populations, chronic disease, and underserved or marginalized populations. My current focus is primarily on social processes in physical activity with cancer survivors and older adults. My research employs both qualitative and quantitative methods, and includes observational, longitudinal, and experimental designs.
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