Dr. Steven R. Bray Ph.D.

Steven R. Bray Ph.D.

Associate Director/Faculty Advisor

My research examines social-cognitive factors that influence and are influenced by participation in physical activity. Current interests include self-perceptions such as self-efficacy, perceived control, self-regulation, and self-determination.

My research examines social-cognitive factors that influence and are influenced by participation in physical activity. Current interests include self-perceptions such as self-efficacy, perceived control, self-regulation, and self-determination. I also investigate people’s perceptions about influential others who interact with them (proxy agents) in their pursuit of behavioural objectives. Understanding relationships between these perceptions and behaviour involves laboratory and field-based research. Challenges faced by people navigating life transitions such as moving away from home to attend college or university, rehabilitating from illness, and becoming a parent are of particular interest.

My current research activities in the PACE include a collaborative project—The “HOPP” (Health Outcomes and Physical activity in Preschoolers) Study—in which we are investigating health risk factors associated with physical activity in young children as well as parents’ perceptions of benefits and barriers to providing physical activity opportunities for their preschoolers. I am also involved in a collaborative study investigating the effects of a telephone-delivered counseling intervention to promote physical activity among children and youth with epilepsy.

Dr. Bray's Research

MacCardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our program offers safe and appropriate exercise programs for patients with heart disease. Read More

The Canadian Disability Participation Project

The Canadian Disability Participation Project is funded by a 7-year, $2.6 million grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The goal of the Project is to design and implement, evidence-based practices that will Read More

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