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Nektarios Stavrou

Scientific discipline
Sport psychology – Motor behavior

-Sport Psychology
-Motor Behavior
-Exercise and Mental Health (Exercise Psychology)

Research interests
-Psychological and psychomotor evaluation of young and adult athletes/exercise participants
-Positive emotions and sport performance
-Emotional responses in training - competition at various environments

-Bachelor in physical education and sport science – Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1993).
-Bachelor in psychology – Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy – Pedagogy – Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2004).
-PhD in sport psychology - Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Athens (2001).
-Post-doc in sport psychology - Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Athens (supported by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation) (2003).

Indicative Publications

  1. Keramidas, M.E., Stavrou, N.A.M., Kounalakis, S.N., Eiken, O., & Mekjavic, I.B. (2016). Severe hypoxia during incremental exercise to exhaustion provokes negative post-exercise affects. Physiology and Behavior, (in press).
  2. Theodoropoulou, E., Stavrou, N.A.M., & Karteroliotis, K. (2016). Neighbourhood environment, physical activity, and quality of life in adults: Intermediary effects of personal and psychosocial factors. Journal of Sport and Health Science, (in press).
  3. Koehn, S., Stavrou, N.A.M., Young, J., & Morris, T. (2015). The applied model of imagery use: Examination of moderation and mediation effects. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, (in press), doi: 10.1111/ sms.12525.
  4. Stavrou, N.A.M., McDonnell, A.C., Eiken, O., & Mekjavic, I.B. (2015). Psychological strain: Examining the effect of hypoxic bedrest and confinement. Physiology & Behaviour, 139, 497-504.
  5. Stavrou, N.A.M., Psychountaki, M., Georgiadis, E., Karteroliotis, K., & Zervas, Y. (2015). Flow theory – Goal orientation theory: Positive experience is related to athlete’s goal orientation. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/psyg.2015.01499.
  6. Chrysagis, N., Skordilis, E.K., Stavrou, N.A., Grammatopoulou, E., Koutsouki, D. (2012). The effect of treadmill training on gross motor function and walking speed in ambulatory adolescents with cerebral palsy: A randomized control trial. American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 91, 747-760.
  7. Grammatopoulou, E., Stavrou, N.A., Myrianthefs, P., Karteroliotis, K., Baltopoulos, G., Behrakis, P., & Koutsouki, D. (2010). Validity and reliability evidence of the Asthma Control Test – ACT in Greece. Journal of Asthma, 48(1), 57-64.
  8. Stavrou, N.A., Jackson, S.A., Zervas, Y., & Karteroliotis, K. (2007). Flow experience and athletes’ performance with reference to the orthogonal model of flow. The Sport Psychologist, 21, 438 – 457.
  9. Stavrou, N.A., Psychountaki, M., & Zervas, Y. (2006). Intensity and direction dimensions of competitive state anxiety: A time-to-event measure. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 103, 91-98.
  10. Georgiadis, M., Biddle, S.J., & Stavrou, N.A. (2005). Motivation for weight loss diets: A clustering, longitudinal field study using self-esteem and self-determination theory perspectives. Health Education Journal, 65(1), 53-72.