School of Sport and Exercise Science
College of Natural and Health Sciences
B.A. (1993) University of Washington
M.S. (1996) University of Oregon
Ed.D. (1999) University of Northern Colorado
1999-2001 – Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Department of Psychology/International Center for Talent Development – University of California, Los Angeles
2001- present – Professor – University of Northern Colorado
2005-2009 - Adjuct Professor – University of Denver
2004 – Adjunct Professor – Colorado State University
1993-1994 – Director of Child Care (WeeWACs) – Washington Athletic Club – Seattle, WA
Motivation and social psychological correlates (emotion, self-perceptions) of children’s sport and physical activity involvement, parent/family and peer influences on youth physical activity and sport experiences, psychosocial and environmental aspects of children’s school-based physical activity promotion
Sinclair, C., & Stellino, M.B. (in press). Pictorial playground-based physical activity assessment instrument: Uses and applications of the ADL-PP. JOPERD.
Davies, M. J., Coleman, L., & Babkes Stellino, M. (in press). The relationship between basic psychological need satisfaction, behavioral regulation, and Participation in CrossFit. Journal of Sport Behavior.
Davies, M. J., Babkes Stellino, M., Nichols, B., & Coleman, L. (2016). The relationship between other-initiated motivational climate and youth hockey players’ good and poor sport behaviors. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28(1), 78-96.
Babkes Stellino, M., & Sinclair, C.D. (2014). Examination of recess physical activity patterns using the activities for daily living-playground participation (ADL-PP) instrument. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 33(2), 282-296.
Erwin, H. E., Babkes Stellino, M., Beets, M. W., & Beighle, A. (2013). Physical education lesson content and teacher style and elementary students’ motivation and physical activity levels. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 32, 321-334.
Babkes Stellino, M., & Sinclair, C.D. (2013). Psychological predictors of children’s recess physical activity motivation and behavior. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84(2), 167-176.
Babkes Stellino, M., & Sinclair, C.D. (2013). From atheoretical to motivation theory-based youth discretionary-time physical activity promotion: Current and future directions. Revista de Iberomaericana de Psicologia del Ejercicio y el Deporte, 6(2), 283-298.
Kirkland, R., Karlin, N., Stellino, M., & Pulos, S. (2011). Basic psychological needs satisfaction, motivation, and exercise in older adults. Activities, Adaptation, & Aging, 35(3), 181-196.
Babkes Stellino, M., Sinclair, C.D., Partridge, J.A., & McClary King, K. (2010). Differences in children’s
recess physical activity: Recess activity of the week (RAW) intervention. Journal of School Health, 80(9), 436-444.