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Canadian Excellence
Mark Eys

Dr. Mark Eys

Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
CRC Tier II Chair

Contact Information
Email: meys@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4157

Office Location: BA521
Office Hours: By appointment only, via email meys@wlu.ca
Languages Spoken

English

Academic Background
B.Sc. (Waterloo)., M.A., Ph.D. (Western)
Biography

Mark Eys (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Kinesiology/Physical Education and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo and his Master’s and Ph.D from The University of Western Ontario. From 2004-2009, he was a faculty member in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. His current research interests include role ambiguity and acceptance in sport and exercise groups, the measurement and correlates of cohesion, and social influences in exercise. Mark’s research related to cohesion in youth physical activity groups was supported by a three year standard research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2005-2008) and continues with support through Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award program (2007-2012). He has published his research in the Journal of Sports Sciences, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, as a co-author of the book Group Dynamics in Sport (2005; Fitness Information Technology), and as a co-editor of Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes (2007; Routledge). In 2001, he was awarded the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Coach of the Year for his work with The University of Western Ontario women’s soccer program.

Additional Information

Publications:

Books

Beauchamp, M.R., & Eys, M.A. (2007). Group dynamics advances in sport and exercise psychology: Contemporary themes. Oxford: Routledge.

Carron, A. V., Hausenblas, H. & Eys, M. A. (2005). Group dynamics in sport (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Book Chapters

Carron, A. V., Eys, M. A., & Martin, L. J. (in press). Cohesion: Its nature and measurement. In Tenenbaum, G., Eklund, R., & Kamata, A. (Eds.), Handbook of measurement in sport and exercise psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Burke, S. M., Shapcott, K. M., Carron, A. V., & Eys, M. A. (2008). A qualitative examination of the reasons for university- and middle-aged women's preferences for strength training contexts. In Allerton, L.T., & Rutherforde, G. P. (Eds.), Exercise and Women's Health: New Research (pp. 79-103). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Carron, A. V., Bray, S. R., & Eys, M. A. (2007). Gruppen und expertise im sport [Group expertise in sport]. In N. Hagemann, M. Tietjens & B. Straub (Eds.), Psychologie der sportlichen höchstleistung: Grundlagen und anwendungen der expertiseforschung im sport (pp. 175-191). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Carron, A. V., Eys, M. A., & Burke, S. M. (2007). Team cohesion. In S. Jowett, & D. Lavallee (Eds.), Social psychology in sport (pp. 91-102). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Eys, M. A., Beauchamp, M. R., & Bray, S. R. (2006). A review of team roles in sport. In S. Hanton & S. D. Mellalieu (Eds.), Literature reviews in sport psychology (pp. 227-256). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Eys, M. A., & Burke, S. M. (2008). Social contacts and cohesion in an exercise setting. In M. P. Simmons & L. A. Foster (Eds.), Sport and Exercise Psychology Research Advances (pp. 191-205). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Eys, M. A., Burke, S. M., Carron, A. V., & Dennis, P. W. (2009). The sport team as an effective group. In J. M. Williams (Ed.), Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (6th ed., pp. 132-148). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Eys, M. A., Burke, S. M., Carron, A. V., & Dennis, P. W. (2005). The sport team as an effective group. In J. M. Williams (Ed.), Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (5th ed., pp. 157-173). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Eys, M. A., Colman, M. M, Loughead, T. M., & Carron, A. V. (2005). Team building in sport. In D. Hackfort, R. Lidor, & J. L. Duda (Eds.), Handbook of research in applied sport and exercise psychology: International perspectives (pp. 219-231). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

Eys, M. A., Schinke, R. J., & Jeffery, S. (2007). Role perceptions in sport groups. In M. Beauchamp, & M. Eys (Eds.), Group dynamics advances in sport and exercise psychology: Contemporary themes (pp. 99-116). Oxford: Routledge.

Jeffery, S., Eys, M. A., Schinke, R. J., & Lewko, J. (2008). Sport status and physical activity perceptions of youth. In M. P. Simmons & L. A. Foster (Eds.), Sport and Exercise Psychology Research Advances (pp. 329-343). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Williams, J. & Eys, M. A. (2008). Group dynamics. In D. Lavallee & J. Williams (Eds.), Key studies in sport and exercise psychology (pp. 131-146). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Journal Articles

Cope, C. J., Eys, M. A., Beauchamp, M. R., Schinke, R. J., & Bosselut, G. (in press). Informal roles on sport teams. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Eys, M. A., Loughead, T. M., Bray, S. R., & Carron, A. V. (in press). Perceptions of cohesion by youth sport participants. The Sport Psychologist.

Bosselut, G., Heuzé, J., Eys, M. A., & Bouthier, D. (in press). Influence of task cohesion and role ambiguity on cognitive anxiety during a European Rugby Union Championship. Athletic Insight.

Dubuc, N. G., Schinke, R. J., Eys, M. A., Zaichkowsky, L., Battochio, R., & Wilkinson, D. (in press). Experiences of burnout among adolescent female gymnasts: Three case studies. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.

Blodgett, A. T., Schinke, R. J., Peltier, D., Wabano, M., Fisher, L. A., Eys, M. A., Ritchie, S. D., Recollet-Saikkonen, D., & Pheasant, C. (in press). Naadmaadmi: Reflections of Aboriginal community members engaged in sport psychology co-researching activities with mainstream academics. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise.

Schinke, R. J., Yungblut, H. E., Blodgett, A., Eys, M. A., Peltier, D., Ritchie, S., & Recollet-Saikkonen, D. (in press). The role of families in youth sport programming in a Canadian Aboriginal Reserve. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

Battochio, R. C., Schinke, R. J., Battochio, D. L., Eys, M. A., Halliwell, W., & Tenenbaum, G. (in press). The challenges of Canadian ice- hockey players in the National Hockey League. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.

Eys, M. A., Loughead, T. M., Bray, S. R., & Carron, A. V. (2009). Development of a cohesion questionnaire for youth: The Youth Sport Environment Questionnaire. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 31, 390-408.

Bosselut, G., Heuzé, J., & Eys, M. A. (2009). Ambiguïté du rôle au sein des équipes sportives. Science & Motricité, 66, 33-60.

Schinke, R. J., Peltier, D., Hanrahan, S., Eys, M. A., Recollet-Saikkonen, D., Yungblut, H., et al. (2009). The progressive integration of Canadian Indigenous culture within a sport psychology bicultural research team. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7, 309-322.

Hardy, J., Eys, M.A., & Loughead, T. M. (2008). Does communication mediate the athlete leadership to cohesion relationship? International Journal of Sport Psychology. 39, 329-345.

Eys, M. A., Ritchie, S., Little, J., Slade, H., & Oddson, B. (2008). Leadership status congruency and cohesion in outdoor expedition groups. Journal of Experiential Education, 31, 78-94.

Schulte-Hostedde, A. I., Eys, M. A., & Johnson, K. (2008). Female mate choice is influenced by male sport participation. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 113-124.

Schinke, R. J., Hanrahan, S., Eys, M. A., Blodgett, A., Peltier, D., Ritchie, S., Pheasant, C., & Enosse, L. (2008). The development of cross-cultural relations with a Canadian Aboriginal community through sport research. Quest, 60, 357-369.

Cunningham, I., & Eys, M. A. (2007). Role ambiguity and intra-team communication in interdependent sport teams. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 2220-2237.

Eys, M. A., Loughead, T. M., & Hardy, J. (2007). Athlete leadership dispersion and satisfaction in interactive sport teams. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8, 281-296.

Eys, M. A., Carron, A. V., Bray, S. R., & Brawley, L. R. (2007). Item wording and internal consistency of a measure of cohesion: The Group Environment Questionnaire. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29, 395-402.

Burke, S. M., Carron, A. V., Eys, M. A., Ntoumanis, N., & Estabrooks, P. A. (2006). Group versus individual approach? A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 1, 19-35.

Burke, S. M., Carron, A. V., & Eys, M. A. (2006). Physical activity context: Preferences of university students. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 7, 1-13.

Eys, M. A., Hardy, J., & Patterson, M. M. (2006). Group norms and their relationship to cohesion in an exercise environment. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4, 43-56.

Loughead, T. M., Hardy, J., & Eys, M. A. (2006). The nature of athlete leadership. Journal of Sport Behavior, 29, 142-158.

Schinke, R. J., Eys, M. A., Danielson, R., Michel, G., Peltier, D., Enosse, L., Pheasant, C., & Peltier, M. (2006). Cultural social support for Canadian aboriginal elite athletes during their sport development. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 37, 1-19.

Beauchamp, M. R., Bray, S. R., Eys, M. A., & Carron, A. V. (2005). Leadership behaviors and multidimensional role ambiguity perceptions in team sports. Small Group Research, 36(1), 5-20.

Beauchamp, M. R., Bray, S. R., Eys, M. A., & Carron, A. V. (2005). Multidimensional role ambiguity and role satisfaction: A prospective examination using interdependent sport teams. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 2560-2576.

Beauchamp, M. R., Bray, S. R., , Fielding, A., & Eys, M. A. (2005). A multilevel investigation of the relationship between role ambiguity and role efficacy in sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 6, 289-302.

Bray, S. R., Beauchamp, M.R., Eys, M. A., & Carron, A. V. (2005). Need for clarity as a moderator of the role ambiguity – satisfaction relationship. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 17, 306-318.

Burke, S. M., Carron, A. V., & Eys, M. A. (2005). Physical activity context and university students propensity to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines. Medical Science Monitor, 11(4), CR171-176.

Eys, M. A., Carron, A. V., Beauchamp, M. R., & Bray, S. R. (2005). Athletes’ perceptions of the sources of role ambiguity. Small Group Research, 36, 383-403.

Eys, M. A., Carron, A. V., Bray, S. R., & Beauchamp, M. R. (2005). The relationship between role ambiguity and intention to return. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 17, 255-261.

Hardy, J., Eys, M. A., & Carron, A. V. (2005). Exploring the potential disadvantages of high team cohesion. Small Group Research, 36, 166-187.

Carron, A. V., Brawley, L. R., Bray, S. R., Eys, M.A., Dorsch, K., Estabrooks, P., Hall, C. R., Hardy, J., Hausenblas, H., Madison, R., Paskevich, D., Patterson, M. M., Prapavessis, H., Spink, K. S., & Terry, P. C. (2004). Using consensus as a criterion for groupness: Implications for the cohesion-group success relationship. Small Group Research, 35, 466-491.

Beauchamp, M.R., Bray, S.R., Eys, M.A. & Carron, A.V. (2003). The effect of role ambiguity on competitive state anxiety. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 25(1), 77-92.

Carron, A. V., Brawley, L. R., Eys, M. A., Bray, S. R., Dorsch, K., Estabrooks, P., Hall, C. R., Hardy, J., Hausenblas, H., Madision, R., Paskevich, D., Patterson, M. M., Prapavessis, H., Spink, K. S., & Terry, P. C. (2003). Do individual perceptions of group cohesion reflect shared beliefs? An empirical analysis. Small Group Research, 34, 468-496.

Eys, M.A., Carron, A.V., Bray, S. R., & Beauchamp, M. R. (2003). Role ambiguity and athlete satisfaction. Journal of Sports Sciences, 21(5), 391-401.

Eys, M.A., Carron, A.V., Beauchamp, M.R., & Bray, S.R. (2003). Role ambiguity in sport teams. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 25(4), 534-550.

Eys, M.A., Hardy, J.T., Carron, A.V., & Beauchamp, M.R. (2003). The relationship between task cohesion and competitive state anxiety. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 25(1), 66-76.

Beauchamp, M.R., Bray, S.R., Eys, M.A., & Carron, A.V. (2002). Role ambiguity, role efficacy, and role performance: Multidimensional and mediational relationships within interdependent sport teams. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 6(3), 229-242

Carron, A.V., Bray, S.R., & Eys, M.A. (2002). Team cohesion and team success in sport. Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 119-126.

Eys, M.A. & Carron, A.V. (2001). Role ambiguity, task cohesion, and task self-efficacy. Small Group Research, 32 (3), 356-372.