In press

Kavussanu, M., Yukhymenko-Lescroart, M., Elbe, A.-M. & Hatzigeorgiadis, A. (in press). Integrating moral and achievement variables to predict doping likelihood in football: A cross-cultural investigation. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

Lautenbach, F. & Antoniewicz, F. (in press). Ambivalent implicit attitudes towards inclusion in preservice PE teachers: The need for assessing both implicit and explicit attitudes towards inclusion. Teacher and Teacher Education.

Walter, N. & Heinen, Th. (in press). Exercise Addiction and its Relation to Psycho-Social Aspects and Motives. Problems of Psychology in the 21st Century.

Pfeffer, I., Elsborg, P., & Elbe, A.-M. (in press). Validation of the German language version of the Volition in Exercise Questionnaire (VEQ-D). German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research.


Elbe, A.- M. & Schüler, J. (2020). Motivation und Ziele im Kontext Sport und Bewegung. In J. Schüler, M. Wegner & H. Plessner (Hrsg.), Lehrbuch Sportpsychologie – Theoretische Grundlagen und Anwendung (S. 141-164). Berlin: Springer.


Elbe, A.-M., Bertollo, M., Debois, N., de Oliveira, R.F., Fritsch, J., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Moesch, K., Raab, M., Sanchez, X., & Vaisetaite, L. (2019). Preface to the Special Issue: 50 years of FEPSAC. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 42, 5-7.

Elbe, A.-M., Linz, L., Nitsch, J. R., Scharf, M., & Willis, C. (2019). Zukunft der Angewandten Sportpsychologie im Leistungssport. In K. Staufenbiel, M. Liesenfeld, & B. Lobinger (Hrsg.). Angewandte Sportpsychologie für den Leistungssport (S. 307-319). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Elbe, A.-M., Lyhne, S.N., Madsen, E.E., & Krustrup, P. (2019). Is regular physical activity a key to mental health? - Commentary on "Association between physical exercise and mental health in 1.2 million individuals in the USA between 2011 and 2015: a cross-sectional study," by Chekroud et al., published in Lancet Psychiatry. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 8(1), 6-7.

Elbe, A.-M. & Overbye, M. (2019). Negative Erlebnisse von Sporttreibenden bei Urin-Dopingkontrollen. Ursachen und Handlungsempfehlungen. In: N. Zurawski & M. Scharf (Hrsg.), Kritik des Anti-Doping (S. 117-130). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

Elbe, A.-M. & Seiler, R. (2019).  50 Years of FEPSAC – recent developments in European sport psychology. Brussels: FEPSAC.

Elbe, A.-M. & Seiler, R. (2019).  FEPSAC’s Honorary Membership and the Ema Geron Award. In A.-M. Elbe & R. Seiler (Eds.), 50 Years of FEPSAC – recent developments in European sport psychology. Brussels: FEPSAC.

Elsborg, P., Nielsen, J. B., Pfister, G. U., Dümer, V., Jacobsen, A., & Elbe, A.-M. (2019). Volition and motivations influence on weight maintenance. Health Education.

Jensen, S.N., Ivarsson, A., Fallby, J. & Elbe, A.-M. (2019). Gambling Behaviours Among Danish and Swedish Elite Football Players. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 13(1), 95-102. DOI:

Lautenbach, F., Jeraj, D., Loeffler, J., & Musculus, L. (2019). Give Me Five? Examining the Psychophysiological Effects of High-Fives in Athletes. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 1-9.

Leisterer, S., & Jekauc, D. (2019). Kompetenzerleben und Zugehörigkeit als Determinanten des Affekts im Sportunterricht. Zwei experimentelle Studien. Zeitschrift für sportpädagogische Forschung, 70(1), 5–30. 

Leisterer, S., & Jekauc, D. (2019). Students’ Emotional Experience in Physical Education—A Qualitative Study for New Theoretical Insights. Sports, 7(1), 10,

Morela, Ε., Elbe, Α.-Μ., Theodorakis, Υ., & Hatzigeorgiadis, Α. (2019). Sport participation and acculturative stress of young migrants in Greece: The role of sport motivational environment. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 71, 24-30.

Stambulova, N., Elbe, A.-M. & Ryba, T. (2019). Female Scholars’ Contribution To FEPSAC: “We were sometimes invisible but never absent”: Women’s contribution to FEPSAC and European Sport Psychology. In A.-M. Elbe & R. Seiler (Eds.), 50 Years of FEPSAC – recent developments in European sport psychology. Brussels: FEPSAC.

Walter, N., Nikoleizig, L., & Alfermann, D. (2019). Effects of Self-Talk Training on Competitive Anxiety, Self-Efficacy, Volitional Skills, and Performance: An Intervention Study with Junior Sub-Elite Athletes. Sports, 7(6), 148.


Ørntoft, C., Larsen, M., Madsen, M., Sandager, L., Lundager, I., Møller, A., Hansen, L., Madsen, E. E., Elbe, A.-M., Ottesen, L., & Krustrup, P. (2018). Physical fitness and body composition in 10–12-year-old Danish children in relation to leisure-time club-based sporting activities. BioMed Research International, 1-8.

Elbe, A.-M. (2018). Motive und Motivation im Sport. In A. Güllich & M. Krüger (Eds.). Sport in Kultur und Gesellschaft. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Elbe, A.-M. & Brand, R. (2018). Træning i etiske dilemmaer – En ny tilgang til at forebygge doping? Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1(1), 1-7. Doi: http://10.1329/1203.233

Elbe, A.-M., Elsborg, P., Dandanell, S. & Helge, J. W. (2018). Correlates and predictors of obesity specific quality of life of former participants of an Residential Intensive Lifestyle Intervention. Obesity Science & Practice, 4(2), 188-193.

Elbe, A.-M., & Pitsch, W. (2018). Doping Prevalence among Danish Elite Athletes. Performance Enhancement and Health, 6(1), 28-32.

Elsborg, P., & Elbe, A.-M. (2018). Exercise-Specific Volition and Motivation for Weight Loss Maintenance Following an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention. Health Psychology, 37(8), 759-766.

Fritsch, J., Elbe, A.-M., & Hatzigeorgiadis, A. (2018). A Call for an Increased Consideration of the Behavioral Component of Emotion in Sport Psychology Research. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 25(2), 79-88. DOI: 10.1026/1612-5010/a000220

Heinen, T., Walter, N., Henning, L., & Jeraj, D. (2018). Spatial perception of whole-body orientation depends on gymnasts’ expertise.Science of Gymnastics Journal, 10(1), 5-15.

Jensen, S.N., Ivarsson, A., Fallby, J., Dankers, S. & Elbe, A.-M. (2018). Depression in Danish and Swedish Elite Football Players and its relation to perfectionism and anxiety. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 147-155.

Krustrup, P., Williams, C. A., Mohr, M., Hansen, P.R., Helge, E.W., Elbe, A.-M., de Sousa, M., Dvorak, J., Junge, A., Hammami, A., Holtermann, A., Larsen, M.N., Kirkendall, D., Schmidt, J.F., Andersen, T.F., Buono, P., Rørth, M., Parnell, D., Ottesen, L., Bennike, S., Nielsen, J.J., Mendham, A.E., Zar. A, Uth, J., Hornstrup, T., Brasso, K., Nybo, L., Krustrup, B.R., Meyer, T., Aagard, P., Andersen, J.L., Hubball, H., Reddy, P.A., Ryom, K., Lobele, F., Barene, S., Helge, J.W., Fatuouros, I.G., Nassis, G.P., Xu, J.C., Pettersen, S.A., Calbet, J., Seabra, A., Rebelo, N, Figueiredo, P., Póvoas, S., Castagna, C., Milanovic, Z., Bangsbo, J, Randers, M.B. & Brito, J. (2018). The "Football is Medicine" platform – scientific evidence, large-scale implementation of evidence-based concepts and future perspectives. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 28(S1), 3-7. DOI:10.1111/sms.13220

Lautenbach, F. & Lobinger, B. (2018). Cortisol Predicts Performance During Competition: Preliminary Results of a Field Study with Elite Adolescent Taekwondo Athletes. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 43(4), 275-280. DOI: 10.1007/s10484-018-9406-4

Schinke, R.J., Si, G., Zhang, L., Elbe, A.-M., Watson, J., Harwood, C. & Terry, P. C. (2018). Joint Position Stand of the ISSP, FEPSAC, ASPASP, and AASP on Professional Accreditation. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 107-115. 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.06.005

Walter, N., Scholz, R., Nikoleizig, L., & Alfermann, D. (2018). Digitale betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung – Entwicklung eines Bewertungskonzepts für digitale BGF-Programme. Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie. Doi: 10.1007/s40664-019-00359-5

Walter, N. & Wolburg, J. (2018). Teambuilding-Maßnahmen für Erzieherinnen und Erzieher in Kindertagesstätten. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 62 (1), 25-35. Doi:

Wikman, J., Elsborg, P., Nielsen, G., Seidelin, K., Nyberg, M., Bangsbo, J., Hellsten, Y., & Elbe, A.-M. (2018). Are team sport games a more motivating type of exercise than individual exercise activities for middle-aged women? A comparison of the levels of motivation associated with participation in floorball and spinning. Kinesiology, 50(1), 34-42. Doi:

Wikman, J. M., Ivarsson, A., Elsborg, P., Moesch, K., Hauge, M.-L. T., & Elbe, A.-M. (2018). Early or late specialization in elite sports – an investigation of Danish racket sports participants’ road to the top. In U. Johnson, L. Kristén, & M. Kondric (eds.), Book of Abstracts: The Science and Practice of Racket Sports for Improved Performance and Health. Halmstad, Sweden: Halmstad University Press.


Agergaard, S., Dankers, S., Jensen, M. M. & Elbe, A.-M. (2017). Understanding implementation and change in complex interventions. From single- to multi-methodological research on the promotion of youths’ participation in physical education. Sport in Society, 21, 314-330.

Bangsbo, J., Krustrup, P., Riis Hansen, P., Ottesen, L., Pfister, G., & Elbe, A.-M. (2017). Science and Football VIII – The Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress on Science and Football. Abingdon: Routledge.

Elbe, A.-M. (2017). Flow experiences in football: The key to a successful physical activity intervention? In J. Bangsbo, P. Krustrup, P. Riis Hansen, L. Ottesen, G. Pfister, & A.-M. Elbe. Science and Football VIII – The Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress on Science and Football. Abingdon: Routledge.

Elbe, A.-M. & Barkoukis, V. (2017). The Psychology of Doping. Current Opinion in Psychology, 16, 67-71.

Elbe, A.-M. & Wikman, J. (2017). Psychological Factors in Developing High Performance Athletes. In J. Baker, S. Cobley, J. Schorer & N. Wattie. Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport (pp 169-180). Abingdon: Routledge.

Elbe, A.-M., Wikman, J., Zheng, M., Nejst Larsen, M., Nielsen, G. & Krustrup, P. (2017). The importance of cohesion and enjoyment for the fitness improvement of 8-10 year old children participating in a team and individual sport school-based physical activity intervention. European Journal of Sport Science.

Elsborg, P., Wikman, J.M., Nielsen, G., Tolver, A. & Elbe, A.-M. (2017). Development and initial validation of the Volition in Exercise Questionnaire (VEQ). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 21 (2), 57-68.

Fritsch, J., Zerdila, D., Elbe, A.-M. & Hatzigeorgiadis, A. (2017). Situational antecedents of outward emotional reactions in table tennis. Journal of Sport Sciences, 35: sup 1, 72. DOI:

Lautenbach, F. (2017). A laboratory study on attentional bias as an underlying mechanism affecting the link between cortisol and performance, leading to a discussion on the nature of the stressor (artificial vs. psychosocial). Physiology & Behavior, 175, 9-15.

Morela, E., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Sanchez, X., Papaioannou, A. & Elbe, A.-M. (2017). Empowering youth sport and acculturation: Examining the hosts’ perspective in Greek adolescents. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 30, 226-235.

Ryba, T., Schinke, R., Stambulova, N. & Elbe, A.-M. (2017). ISSP Position Stand: Transnationalism, Mobility, and Acculturation in and through Sport. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Walter, N. (2017). Verhaltensstabilität und Gewohnheitsverhalten - Untersuchung potentieller Einflussfaktoren auf die Entwicklung von Gewohnheitsverhalten. Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung. Doi:

Walter, N. & Heinen, T. (2017). Sportsucht als Verhaltenssucht – Auch im Sport gibt es ein Zuviel Symptome und Folgen. Sportärztezeitung, 3, 90-93.

Walter, N., & Schaefer-Cerasari, S. (2017). A Review Of Laboratory Studies On The Acute Effects Of Movement And Exercise On Cognition In Children. In: R. Meeusen, S. Schaefer-Cerasari, P. Tomporowski & R. Bailey (Eds.). Physical Activity And Educational Achievement: Insights From Exercise Neuroscience (Chapter 11, pp. 178-190). New York and London: Routledge Publishers.

Walter, N., Löw, M.-O. & Ernst, S. (2017). Der Zusammenhang von Sportverletzungen und Stressvergangenheit – Ein Beitrag zum aktuellen Forschungsstand. Leistungssport, 47 (1), 11-14.

Wikman, J. M., Stelter, R., Petersen, N. K., & Elbe, A.-M. (2017). Effects of a team building intervention on social cohesion in adolescent elite soccer players. Swedish Journal of Sport Research.



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