Scott B. Martin

Professor, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Office: 
Physical Education Building 210-F
Phone: 
940-565-3418
Email: 
scott.martin@unt.edu

Dr. Scott Martin received his doctorate of philosophy degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a fellow and certified consultant of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a member of the United States Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology Registry, and an invited member of the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership. Dr. Martin has extensive knowledge in sport, physical fitness, and health psychology which has provided him the opportunity to interact with numerous coaches, athletes, musicians, military personnel, and business leaders about their performance. He has authored or co-authored over 70 refereed professional articles, 10 non-refereed articles, five book chapters, and 175 presentations at state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Martin has received over $2 million in funding from organizations and agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (Science Education Partnership Award), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Association for Sport and Physical Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, The Cooper Institute, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and Girls in the Game. His research interests include examining attitudes toward psychology skills and services; psychosocial factors associated with physical activity, physical fitness, and body composition; effective coaching behavior and leadership styles; and mental skills and strategies associated with performance success. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine; Association for Applied Sport Psychology; American Psychological Association - Division 47; and Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America). Dr. Martin  serves on several advisory and editorial boards (e.g., Journal of Applied Sport Psychology; Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology). He also served as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and co-edited a Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Supplement on Texas youth physical fitness.

Peer-reviewed Articles (since 2010)

Greenleaf, C. A., Petrie, T. A., & Martin, S. B. (In press). Weight-related teasing and depression among overweight and obese adolescents. European Review of Applied Psychology.

Barton, M., Jackson, A. W., Martin, S. B., Morrow, J. R., Jr., Petrie, T. A., & Greenleaf, C. A. (2017). Better health-related fitness in youth: Implications for public health guidelines. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10, 379-389.

Farren, G. L., Zhang, T., Martin, S. B., & Thomas, K. (2017). Examining college students’ psychosocial factors, sedentary behavior, and health-related quality. Journal of American College Health, 65, 10-21.

Lauer, E. E., Jackson, A. W., Martin, S. B., Morrow, J. R., Jr. (2017). Meeting USDHHS physical activity guidelines and health outcomes. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10, 121-127.

Mitchell, S., Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C. A., & Martin, S. B. (2017). A biopsychosocial model of dietary restraint in early adolescent boys. Journal of Early Adolescence, 37, 593-617.

Yeatts, P. E., Barton, M.,Henson, R. K., & Martin, S. B. (2017). The use of structure coefficients to address multicollinearity in exercise science. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 21, 83-19.

Yeatts, P. E., Martin, S. B., & Petrie, T. A. (2017). Physical fitness as a moderator of neuroticism and depression in adolescent boys and girls. Personality and Individual Differences, 114, 30-35.

Zakrajsek, R., Fisher, L. A., & Martin, S. B. (2017). Certified athletic trainers’ understanding and use of sport psychology in their practice. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29, 215-233.

Arvinen-Barrow, M., Clement, D., Hamson-Utley, J. J., Kamphoff, C., Zakrajsek, R., Lee, S. M., Hemmings, B, Lintunen, T., & Martin, S. B. (2016). Athletes’ expectations about sport injury rehabilitation: A cross-cultural study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 25, 338-347.

Barton, M., Yeatts, P. E., Henson, R. K., & Martin, S. B. (2016). Moving beyond univariate post hoc testing in exercise science: A primer on descriptive discriminate analysis. Research Quarterly of Exercise and Sport, 87, 365-375.

Cooper, K., Greenberg, J., Castelli, D., Barton, M., Martin, S. B., & Morrow, J. R., Jr. (2016). Implementing policies to enhance physical education and physical activity in schools. Research Quarterly of Exercise and Sport, 87, 133-140.

Sheinbein, S., Petrie, T. A., Martin, S. B., & Greenleaf, C. A. (2016). Psychological mediators of the fitness-depression relationship within adolescents. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13, 719-725.

Yeatts, P. E., Martin, S. B., Petrie, T. A., & Greenleaf, C. A. (2016). Weight control behavior as an indicator of adolescent psychological well-being. Journal of School Health, 86, 561-567.

Zakrajsek, R., Martin, S. B., & Wrisberg, C. A. (2016). NCAA Division-I athletic trainers’ perceptions of the benefits of sport psychology services. Journal of Athletic Training, 51, 398-405.

Arvinen-Barrow, M., Clement, D., Hamson-Utley, J. J., Zakrajsek, R., Lee, S-M., Kamphoff, C., Lintunen, T., Hemmings, B., & Martin, S. B. (2015). Athletes' use of mental skills during sport injury rehabilitation. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 24, 189-197.

Greenleaf, C. A., Petrie, T. A., & Martin, S. B. (2015). Biopsychosocial correlates of dietary intent in middle school girls eating behaviors. Eating Behaviors, 18, 143-146.

Marczyk Organek, K. D., Taylor, D. J., Petrie, T. A., Martin, S. B., Greenleaf, C., Dietch, J. R., & Ruiz, J. M. (2015). Adolescent sleep disparities: Sex and racial/ethnic differences. Sleep Health, 1, 36-39.

Ruggero, C. J., Petrie, T., Sheinbein, S., Greenleaf, C. & Martin, S. B. (2015). Cardiorespiratory fitness may help in protecting against depression among middle school adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57, 60-65.

Srikanth, S., Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C. A., & Martin, S. B. (2015). The relationship of physical fitness, self-beliefs, and social support to the academic performance of middle school boys and girls. Journal of Early Adolescence, 35(3), 353-377. DOI: 10.1177/0272431614530807

Zakrajsek, R., Martin, S. B., & Wrisberg, C. A. (2015). Sport psychology services in performance settings: NCAA D-I certified athletic trainers' perceptions. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 4, 280-292.

Greenleaf, C. A., Petrie, T. A., & Martin, S. B. (2014). Relationship of weight-based teasing and adolescents’ psychological well-being and physical health. Journal of School Health, 84, 49-55.

Tucker, J. S., Martin, S. B., Morrow, J. R., Jr., Jackson, A. W., Greenleaf, C. A., & Petrie, T. A. (2014). Relations between sedentary behavior and FITNESSGRAM® Healthy Fitness Zone achievement and physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 11, 1006-1011.

Morrow, J. R., Jr., Tucker, J. S., Jackson, A. W., Martin, S. B., Greenleaf, C. A., & Petrie, T. A. (2013). Meeting physical activity guidelines and health-related fitness in youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(5), 439-444.

Moy, J., Petrie, T. A., Dockendorff, S., Greenleaf, C. A., & Martin, S. B. (2013). Dieting, exercise, and intuitive eating among early adolescents. Eating Behaviors, 14, 529-532. 

Rieck, T., Jackson, A. W., Martin, S. B., Petrie, T. A., & Greenleaf, C. A. (2013). Relation between depression and physical fitness of middle school students. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, 45(6), 1083-88. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182831db1

Steinfeldt, J., Zakrajsek, R., Bodey, K., Middendorf, K., & Martin, S. B. (2013). Role of uniforms in the body image of college volleyball players. The Counseling Psychologist, 41(5), 791-819. DOI: 10.1177/0011000012457218

Zakrajsek, R., Steinfeldt, J., Bodey, K., Martin, S. B., & Zizzi, S. (2013). NCAA Division I coaches’ perceptions and use of sport psychology services: A qualitative perspective. The Sport Psychologist, 27, 258-268.

Clement, D., Hamson-Utley, J. J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Kamphoff, C., Zakrajsek, R., & Martin, S. B. (2012). College athletes' expectations about injury rehabilitation with an athletic trainer. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training, 17(4), 18-27.

Dockendorff, S., Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C. A., & Martin, S. B. (2012). Intuitive Eating Scale for Adolescents: Factorial and construct validity. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(4), 604-611.

Mitchell, S., Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C. A., & Martin, S. B. (2012). Moderators of the internalization-body dissatisfaction relationships in middle school girls. Body Image, 9, 431-440.

Dolan, S. H., Houston, M., & Martin, S. B. (2011). Survey results of the training, nutrition, and mental preparation of triathletes: Practical implications of findings. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29(10), 1019-28.

Houston, M., Dolan, S. H., & Martin, S. B. (2011). The impact of nutrition, mental, and physical preparation on triathlon performance. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 51(4), 583-94.

Martin, S. B., Rhea, D. J., Greenleaf, C. A., Judd, D. E., & Chambliss, H. O. (2011). Weight control beliefs, body shape attitudes, and physical activity among adolescents. Journal of School Health, 81(5), 244-250. 

Zakrajsek, R. A., Martin, S. B., & Zizzi, S. J. (2011). American football coaches' attitudes toward sport psychology consultation and intentions to use sport psychology services. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 6(3), 461-478.

Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C. A., & Martin, S. B. (2010). Biopsychosocial and physical correlates of middle school boys’ and girls’ body satisfaction. Sex Roles, 63(9), 631-644.

Greenleaf, C. A., Petrie, T. A., & Martin, S. B. (2010). Psychological variables as predictors of cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition of middle school students. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81(Suppl. 3), S65-S74.

Martin, S. B., Ede, A., Morrow, J. R., Jr., & Jackson, A. W. (2010). Statewide physical fitness testing: Perspectives from the gym. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81(Suppl. 3), S31-S41.  

Morrow, J. R., Jr., Martin, S. B., & Jackson, A. W. (2010). Reliability and validity of the FITNESSGRAM®: Quality of teacher collected health-related fitness surveillance data. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81(Suppl. 3), S24-S30.

Rhea, D., & Martin, S. B. (2010). Personality trait differences of traditional sport athletes, bullriders, and other alternative sport athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 5, 75-85.

Published Book Chapters (since 2010)

Bader, C. M., & Martin, S. B. (In press). Sport(s) psychology in intercollegiate athletics in the United States. In E. Acevedo (Ed.) The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.

Martin, S. B., Chambliss, H. O., & Greenleaf, C. A. [Contributors.] (2014). Chapter 45: Principles of behavior change: Skill building to promote physical activity (pp. 745-760). In D. P. Swain (7th ed.) American College of Sports Medicine resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription, Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Williams.

Martin, S. B., & Andersen, M. B. (2013). Helping intercollegiate athletes in and out of sport. In J. L. Van Raalte & B. W. Brewer (Eds.), Exploring sport and exercise psychology (3rd ed.), Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Martin, S. B., Zakrajsek, R. A., & Wrisberg, C. A. (2012). Attitudes toward sport psychology and seeking assistance: Key factors and a proposed model. In C. D. Logan & M. I. Hodges (Eds.) Psychology of attitudes (pp. 1-33). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.