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Jessica Stapleton

Assistant Professor

Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences | Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Social influence

Mobility impairment

Parasport

Self-regulation

Education

Ph.D. Health and Exercise Psychology
Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 2014
 
M.S.Ed. Sport and Exercise Psychology
Department of Kinesiology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2011
 
B.S. Exercise and Wellness
Department of Kinesiology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2009

Biography

Dr. “J” Stapleton is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida.  Her research interests include social influence on physical activity among persons with mobility impairment and self-regulation among student-athletes.  Dr. J serves as a sport psychology consultant for UNF Athletics and USA Para Powerlifting.  She is also a competitive athlete and avid traveler.

Awards

2016 Lynn Imergoot Scholar Award
Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
 
2013 Mentor-Trainee Award $45,000
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Rick Hansen Institute
 
2013 International Excellence Award (declined) $5,000
School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University
 
2013 NASPSPA Graduate Student Award for International Conference Travel $700
North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
 
2012 International Excellence Award $8,500
School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University
 
2010-2011 Research Grant for Graduate Students $500
School of Graduate Studies, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Affiliations

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Association for Applied Sport Psychology

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Grants and Contracts Awarded

 
 

Publications & Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications
 
Stapleton, J., Mack, D., & Martin Ginis, K. (2017). Social influence, physical activity, and social cognitions among adults with physical disability: A meta-analysis.
Kinesiology Review, 6(3), 271-285.
 
Jung, M., Stapleton, J., Stork, M., Bourne, J., & Martin Ginis, K. (2016). A systematic review on calcium intake intervention in adults: Where do we go from here? International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health, 6(1), 29-64.
 
Stapleton, J., Martin Ginis, K., & Perrier, M. (2016). Social cognitive predictors of level of higher versus lower levels of parasport competition. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 22, 46-52.
 
Shaw, R., Perrier, M.J., Stapleton, J., Campbell, D., Tawse, H., Martin Ginis, K. (2015). Gaining momentum: Barriers and facilitators of greater competitive level in parasport. In S. Linton (Eds.), Advances in Sport Research (Ch. 2). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers.
 
Stapleton, J., Lox, C., Gapin, J., & Pettibone, J. (2015). Social support as a stage specific correlate of physical activity. Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research, 3, 69-75.
 
Jung, M., Stork, M., Stapleton, J., Bourne, J., & Martin Ginis, K. (2014). A Systematic review of behavioural interventions to increase maternal calcium intake. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 12(2), 193-204. DOI: 10..1111/mcn.12158
 
Stapleton, J., Martin Ginis, K., & The SHAPE SCI Research Team. (2014). Sex differences in theory-based predictors of physical activity in a population-based sample of adults with a disability. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95, 1787- 1790.
 
Martin Ginis, K., Jörgensen, S., & Stapleton, J. (2012). Exercise and sport for health promotion among persons with spinal cord injury. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 4, 894-900.
 
Non-Refereed Publication
 
Ginis, S. & Stapleton, J. (2012). Breaking through the barriers. Outspoken Magazine,
Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario.
 
Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations
 
Stapleton, J. & Saville, P. (2019). Exploring demographic variables related to athletic identity and well-being among collegiate athletes. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Baltimore, MD, 2019.
 
Stapleton, J., Josephs, M., & Saville, P. Self-control, social support, and burnout among collegiate athletes: A prospective analysis. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Denver, CO, 2018.
 
Stapleton, J. & Josephs, M. The relationships between trait self-control and health, academic and athletic behaviors among college athletes: A prospective study. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA, 2017.
 
Josephs, M., & Stapleton, J. The relationship between religious commitment and burnout in NAIA athletes. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA, 2017.
 
Stapleton, J. & Josephs, M. Self-control and physical activity among collegiate athletes. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Montreal, QC, 2016.
 
Josephs, M., & Stapleton, J. The relationship between self-regulation and health, academic and athletic behaviors among NAIA athletes. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Montreal, QC, 2016.
 
Gainforth, H., Stapleton, J., & Martin Ginis, K. Using Bayesian statistics to interpret non-significant findings from an intervention study aiming to promote physical activity to people with spinal cord injury. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Edmonton, AB, 2015.
 
Stapleton, J. & Martin Ginis, K. Sex-differences in theory-based predictors of sport among parasport athletes with mobility impairments. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Portland, OR, 2015.
 
Shaw, R., Perrier, M.J., Stapleton, J., Ma, J., Fang, H., Campbell, D., Tawse, H., & Martin Ginis, K. Gaining momentum: Barriers and facilitators to greater competitive level in parasport. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Portland, OR, 2015.
 
Jones, B., Davidson, R., Danhoff, G., & Stapleton, J. Estimation of regional body composition measurement using multiple frequency bioelectrical impedance segmental analysis. American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2015.
 
Rosen, C., Dunn, B., Walker, C., Downs, R., Jones, B., Danhoff, G., Davidson, R., & Stapleton, J. Validity: A study of the eight tactile point bioelectrical impedance using the DXA in body fat percentage assessment. American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2015.
 
Stapleton, J. & Martin Ginis, K. Experimental investigation of the efficacy of a peer- facilitated, Skype-delivered physical activity intervention for persons with spinal cord injury. The International Spinal Cord Society & American Spinal Injury Association, Montreal, QC, 2015.
 
Stapleton, J., Martin Ginis, K., & Perrier, M.J. Competition level-differences in theory- based predictors of sport among parasport athletes with mobility impairments. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Minneapolis, MN, 2014.
 
Jung, M., Stapleton, J., Stork, M., Bourne, J., & Martin Ginis, K. A Systematic Review of Maternal Calcium Intake Interventions. Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies: New Research and Best Practice, Vancouver, BC, 2013.
 
Stapleton, J., Martin Ginis, K., & Banfield, L. Social influence and physical activity among individuals with spinal cord injury: A meta-analysis. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, New Orleans, LA, 2013.
 
Stork, M., Stapleton, J., & Martin Ginis, K., Social influence and physical activity among individuals with multiple sclerosis: A meta-analysis. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, New Orleans, LA, 2013.
 
Stapleton, J., Martin Ginis, K., & The SHAPE SCI Research Team. Sex differences in theory-based predictors of physical activity in a population-based sample of adults with a disability. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, Belgium, 2013
 
MacIntosh, A., Tomasone, J., Au, J., Eliasz, K., McPhee, P., Sonne, M., & Stapleton, J. Teaching Assistant Evaluation: Providing Tools and Opportunity for Development as an Educator. McMaster Learning Technologies Symposium, Hamilton, ON, 2013.
 
Stapleton, J., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., & Martin Ginis, K. How sharp are the tools? Consumer perceptions of the SCI Get Fit Toolkit. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Halifax, NS, 2012.
 
Stapleton, J., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., & Martin Ginis, K. Increasing sport participation in persons with spinal cord injury: Facilitators, barriers, and resources. National Spinal Cord Injury Conference, Toronto, ON, 2012.
 
Stapleton, J., Martin Ginis, K., Perrier, M., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., & The SHAPE-SCI Research Team. Wheeling versus winning: Comparing demographic and social cognitive variables between sport participants and non-participants living with spinal cord injury. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Honolulu, HI, 2012.
 
Stapleton, J., Perrier, M., Martin Ginis, K., & The SHAPE-SCI Research Team. Social cognitive correlates of sport participation among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Eastern Canadian Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, London, ON, 2012.
 
Gapin, J., Lox, C., Kirk, E., Herrick, J., Stapleton, J., & Gavin, S. Effects of a weight management intervention on locus of control in overweight and obese adults. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT, 2011.
 
Gapin, J., Lox, C., Stapleton, J., Humphries, A. & Kunkle, K. Body image and weight concerns of collegiate wresters: A season long examination. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT, 2011.
 
Stapleton, J., Lox, C., Gapin, J., Effects of a weight management intervention on body self perceptions in overweight and obese adults. Midwest American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2010.
 
Invited Presentations
 
Stapleton, J. Health behaviors:  How to transition from “I should” to “I did,” Missouri Baptist University Faculty and Staff In-Service, St. Louis, MO, 2018
 
Stapleton, J. & Lacey, B. StressLESS: Juggling the stress of a busy life, National Association of Baptist Entrollment Professionals Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2018.
 
Stapleton, J. Keynote Panel, Missouri Baptist University Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO, 2018.
 
Stapleton, J. Get your head OUT of the game! Sport Psychology for Collegiate Athletes, St. Louis Athletic Performance Coaches Conference, St. Louis, MO, invited.
 
Stapleton, J. & Martin Ginis, K. SCI Action Canada, BC Spinal Cord Injury Community Services Network, Vancouver, BC, 2013.
 
Stapleton, J. & Martin Ginis, K. SCI Action Canada and Bridging the Gap Program Evaluation, Bridging the Gap Coordinators Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, 2013.

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Contact Information

Building 39, Room 4072

(904) 620-5159

j.stapleton@unf.edu