Journal Articles


Bruner, M.W., Boardley, I., Forrest, C., Buckham, S., Root, Z., Allen, V.  & Côté, J. (2017). Examining social identity and intrateam moral behaviours in competitive youth ice hockey using stimulated recall. Journal of Sport Sciences, 35(20), 1963-1974. doi:10.1080/02640414.2016.1243797


Bruner, M. W., Balish, S. M., Forrest, C., Brown, S., Webber, K., Gray, E., McGuckin, M., Keats, M.R., Rehman, L. & Shields, C. A. (2017). Ties that bond: youth sport as a vehicle for social identity and positive youth development. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 88(2), 209-214. doi:10.1080/02701367.2017.1296100


Bruner, M.W., Boardley, I., Allen, V., Forrest, C., Root, Z., & Côté, J. (2017). Understanding social identity and intrateam moral behavior in competitive youth ice hockey: A Narrative Perspective. The Sport Psychologist, 31, 173-186. doi:10.1123/tsp.2015-0117


Benson, A., Bruner, M.W., & Eys, M. (2017). A social identity approach to understanding the conditions associated with antisocial behaviours among teammates in female teams. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(2), 129-142. doi:10.1037/spy0000090


Martin, L. J., Balderson, D., Hawkins, M., Wilson, K., & Bruner, M. W. (2017). Groupness and leadership perceptions in relation to social identity in youth sport. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29(3), 367-374. doi:10.1080/10413200.2016.1238414


Martin, L. J., Balderson, D., Hawkins, M., Wilson, K., & Bruner, M. W. (2017). The influence of social identity on self-worth, commitment, and effort in school-based youth sport. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-7. doi:10.1080/02640414.2017.1306091


Forrest, C. & Bruner, M.W. (2017). Evaluating social media as a platform for delivering a team building exercise intervention: a pilot study. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15(2), 190-206. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2015.1069879


Vierimaa, M., Turnnidge, J., Bruner, M., & Côté, J. (2017). Just for the fun of it: coaches’ perceptions of an exemplary community youth sport program. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 1-15. doi:10.1080/17408989.2017.1341473


Bailey, B., Benson, A., & Bruner, M.W. (2017). Investigating the organizational culture of Cross-Fit. International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 1-15. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2017.1329223



Bruner, M.W., Hillier, S., Baillie, C.P.T., Lavallée, L.F., Bruner, B.G., Hare, K., Lovelace, R., & Lévesque, L. (2016). Positive youth development in Aboriginal sport and physical Activity: a systematic review. Adolescent Research Review, 1(3), 257-269. doi 10.1007/s40894-015-0021-9


McGoey, T., Root, Z., Bruner, M. W., & Law, B. (2016). Evaluation of physical activity interventions in children via the reach, efficacy/effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) framework: A systematic review of randomized and non-randomized trials. Preventive Medicine82, 8-19. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.11.004


Baillie, C.P.T., Galaviz, K.I., Bruner, B.G., Bruner, M.W., & Lévesque, L.  (2016). Physical activity interventions to promote positive youth development among Indigenous youth: a RE-AIM review. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7(1), 43-51. doi:10.1007/s13142-016-0428-2


McGuckin, M.,, Law, B., McAuliffe, J., & Rickwood, G. & Bruner, M.W. (2016). Social influences on return to play following concussion in female competitive ice hockey players. Journal of Sport Behavior, 39(4), 426-445.


Stewart, K.L.N., Carreau, J.M., Bruner, M.W. (2016). Team building using a challenge rope course experience in youth sport. Physical and Health Education Nexus Journal, 7(3).



Bruner, M.W., Eys, M.A., Evans, B., & Wilson, K.S. (2015). Interdependence and social identity in youth sport teams. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 27, 351-358. doi:10.1080/10413200.2015.1010661


Evans, B.M., McGuckin, M., Gainforth, H., Bruner, M. W., & Côte, J. (2015). Informing programs to improve interpersonal coach behaviours: a systematic review using the RE-AIM framework. The British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49, 871-877. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-094634


McGoey, T., Root, Z., Bruner, M.W., & Law, B. (2015). Evaluation of physical activity interventions in youth via the reach, efficacy/effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) framework: a systematic review of randomised and non-randomised trials. Preventive Medicine, 76, 58-67. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.04.006



Bruner, M.W., Boardley, I., & Côté, J. (2014). Social identity and prosocial and antisocial  behavior in youth sport.  Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 56-64. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.09.003


Bruner, M.W., Eys, M.A., Wilson, K.S., & Côté, J. (2014). Group cohesion and positive youth development in team sport athletes. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 3(4), 219-227. doi:10.1037/spy0000017


Bruner, M.W., Carreau, J., Wilson, K.S., & Penney, M. (2014). Group norms in youth sport: Role of personal and social factors. The Sport Psychologist, 28, 323-333. doi:10.1123/tsp.2013-0029


Martin, L., Bruner, M.W., Eys, M.A., & Spink, K.S. (2014). Group dynamics in sport: New developments and future directions. International Review of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 7(1), 87-105. doi:10.1080/1750984X.2014.885553


Lawson, J.A., Janssen, I., Bruner, M.W., Hossain, A., & Pickett, W. (2014). Asthma incidence in a national longitudinal sample of adolescent Canadians: A prospective cohort study.  BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 14 (51), 1-9. doi:10.1186/1471-2466-14-51



Bruner, M.W., Eys, M.A., Beauchamp, M. & Côté, J. (2013). Examining the origins of team building in sport: A citation network and genealogical approach. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 17(1), 30-42. doi:10.1037/a0030114


Eys, M. A., Jewitt, E., Evans, M. B., Wolf, S., Bruner, M. W., & Loughead, T. M. (2013). Coach initiated motivational climate and cohesion in youth sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84(3), 373-383. doi:10.1080/02701367.2013.814909


George, M., Eys, M. A., Oddson, B., Roy-Charland, A., Schinke, R. J., & Bruner, M.W. (2013). The role of self-determination in the relationship between social support and physical activity intentions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 1333-1341. doi:10.1111/jasp.12142



Taylor, I., & Bruner, M.W. (2012). The social environment and developmental experiences in elite youth soccer. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13, 390-396. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.01.008


Evans, M.B., Eys, M.A., & Bruner, M.W. (2012). Seeing the ‘we’ in ‘me’ sports: The need to consider individual sport team  environments. Canadian Psychology, 53(4), 301-308. doi:10.1037/a0030202


Surya, M., Bruner, M.W., MacDonald, D.J., & Côté, J. (2012). Comparison of developmental activities of elite athletes born in large and small cities. Physical and Health Education Nexus Journal, 4(1), 1-8.


Rangeon, S., Gilbert, W., & Bruner, M.W. (2012). Mapping the world of coaching science: A citation network analysis. Journal of Coach Education, 5(1), 83-108. doi: 10.1123/jce.5.1.83



Bruner, M.W. & Spink, K.S. (2011). Team building and adherence in youth exercise participants. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 15(2), 161-172. doi:10.1037/a0021257


Bruner, M.W., & Spink, K.S. (2011). Team building and perceived effort in an exercise setting: Gender effects.  Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(2), 159-161. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2010.09.004


Bruner, M.W., Hall, J., & Côté, J. (2011). The influence of sport type and interdependence on the developmental experiences of young athletes. European Journal of Sport Science, 11(2), 131-142. doi:10.1080/17461391.2010.499969


Murphy-Mills, J., Bruner, M.W., Erickson, K., & Côté, J. (2011). The utility of state space grid analysis for studying peer experiences in youth sport. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 23, 159-174. doi:10.1080/10413200.2010.545101


Bruner, M.W., MacDonald, D.J., Pickett, W., & Côté, J. (2011). Examination of birthplace and birthdate in world junior ice hockey players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29(12), 1337-1334. doi:10.1080/02640414.2011.597419


Lawson, J.A., Janssen, I., Bruner, M.W., Madani, K., Pickett, W. (2011). Urban-rural differences in asthma prevalence among Canadian adolescents: the possible roles of health behaviours and obesity. Annals of Allergy, Asthmas & Immunology, 107(3), 220-228. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2011.06.014


Bray, S. R., Beauchamp, M. R., Latimer, A. E., Hoar, S. D., Shields, C. A., & Bruner, M. W. (2011). Effects of a print-mediated intervention on physical activity during transition to the first year of university. Behavioral Medicine, 37 (2), 60-69. doi:10.1080/08964289.2011.571306



Bruner, M.W., & Spink, K.S. (2010). Evaluating a team building intervention in a youth exercise setting. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 14(4), 304-317. doi:10.1037/a0018296


Bruner, M.W., Erickson, K., Wilson, B., & Côté, J. (2010). An appraisal of athlete development models through citation network analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11, 133-139. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2009.05.008



Bruner, M.W., Côté, J., Erickson, K., & McFadden, K. (2009). Tracing the origins of athlete development models in sport: A citation-genealogical approach. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2, 23-37. doi:10.1080/17509840802687631


Bruner, M.W., Chad, K.E., Verrall, T.C., Vu, L., Beattie- Flath, J.A., Humbert, M.L., &  Muhajarine, N. (2009). Examination of physical activity in adolescents over the school year. Pediatric Exercise Science, 21(4), 421-435. doi: 10.1123/pes.21.4.421



Bruner, M.W., Lawson, J., Pickett, W., Boyce, W., & Janssen, I. (2008). Rural Canadian adolescents are more likely to be obese compared with urban adolescents. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 3, 205-211. doi:10.1080/17477160802158477


Erickson, K., Bruner, M.W., MacDonald, D., & Côté, J. (2008). Gaining insight into actual and preferred sources of coaching knowledge. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 3, 523-534. doi:10.1260/174795408787186468


Bruner, M.W., Munroe-Chandler, K.J.,&  Spink, K.S. (2008). Entry into elite sport: A preliminary investigation into the transition experiences of rookie athletes. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 20(2), 236-252. doi:10.101080/10413200701867745


Humbert, M.L., Chad, K.E., Bruner, M.W., Spink, K.S., Muhajarine, N., Anderson, K., Girolami, T., Odnokon, P., & Gryba, C. (2008). Using a naturalistic ecological approach to examine the factors influencing youth’s physical activity across grades 7 to 12. Health Education and Behavior, 35, 158-173. doi:10.1177/1090198106287451



Sherar, L.B., Bruner, M.W., Munroe-Chandler, K.J., & Baxter-Jones, A.D.G. (2007). Relative age and fast tracking of elite major junior ice hockey players. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 702-706. doi:10.2466/pms.104.3.702-706



Humbert, M.L., Chad, K.E., Spink, K.S., Muhajarine, N., Anderson, K., Bruner, M.W., Girolami, T., Odnokon, P., & Gryba, C. (2006). Designing a youth physical activity program: Factors that influence participation among high and low SES youth. Qualitative Health Research, 16, 467-483. doi:10.1177/1049732305286051