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Dr Istvan Soos


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I have published extensively, including book chapters, papers in scientific journals and conference papers, and to date I have over 80 publications.
I am a member of Fuse - the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.

Teaching and supervision

I contribute to the delivery of the following modules:

Sport and Exercise Psychology I
Sport and Exercise Psychology II
Performance Analysis
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Applied Research Method and Data Analysis

I also contribute to the supervision of BSc and MSc project students.

I have supervised two successfully completed PhD students and one successfully completed ProfDoc student.

Research interests for potential research students

I can offer my expertise to potential research students in the following areas:

  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) in health-related physical activity
  • Trans-contextual model (TCM) of motivation in physical education and leisure-time physical activity
  • Assessing mood states, emotional intelligence and emotional regulation in exercise and sport settings

Research

      I carry out research in the following areas:

  • Ecological momentary assessment into young people’s physical activity and sedentary behaviours
  • Objective and self-report measures of health-related exercise
  • The prevalence and correlation of health-enhancing physical activity and sedentary behaviours
  • Motivation, mood states, emotional intelligence and emotion regulation in young adults in sport, exercise and academic settings
  • Performance profiling of young elite athletes and promoting their performance enhancement

Publications

Number of items: 32.

Article

Ling, Jonathan, Soos, Istvan, Dizmatsek, Ibolya, Ojelabi, Adedokun, Simonek, Jaromir, Iulianna, Boros-Balint, Szabo, Peter, Szabo, Attila and Hamar, Pal (2019) Perceived Autonomy Support and Motivation in Young People: A Comparative Investigation of Physical Education and Leisure-Time in Four Countries. Europe's Journal of Psychology, 15 (3). ISSN 1841-0413

Kovacsik, Rita, Soos, Istvan, de la Vega, Ricardo, Ruíz-Barquín, Roberto and Szabo, Attila (2018) Passion and exercise addiction: Healthier profiles in team than in individual sports. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18 (2). pp. 176-186. ISSN 1557-251X

Kovacsik, Rita, Griffiths, Mark D., Pontes, Halley M., Soos, Istvan, de la Vega, Ricardo, Ruíz-Barquín, Roberto, Demetrovics, Zsolt and Szabo, Attila (2018) The Role of Passion in Exercise Addiction, Exercise Volume, and Exercise Intensity in Long-term Exercisers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17 (6). pp. 1389-1400. ISSN 1557-1874

Archer, David, Hogg, Robert, Coulson, Morcombe, Soos, Istvan, Anderson, Steven, Innerd, Paul and Leyland, Sandra (2017) Influence of body mass index and gender on physical activity in primary school children during PE and non-PE school days. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 76. E33-E33. ISSN 0029-6651

de la Vega, Ricardo, Alberti, Sara, Ruíz-Barquín, Roberto, Soos, Istvan and Szabo, Attila (2017) Induced beliefs about a fictive energy drink influences 200-m sprint performance. European Journal of Sport Science. pp. 1-6. ISSN 1746-1391

Soos, Istvan, Flores Martínez, José Carlos and Szabo, Attila (2017) Before the Rio Games: A retrospective evaluation of the effects of the population size, GDP and national temperature on winning medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 12 (1). ISSN 1988-5202

Gaspar, Zoltan, Soos, Istvan and Szabo, Attila (2017) Is there a link between the volume of physical exercise and emotional intelligence (EQ)? Polish Psychological Bulletin, 48 (1). pp. 105-110. ISSN 1641-7844

Boldizsar, D, Soos, Istvan, Whyte, Ian and Hamar, Pal (2016) An Investigation into the Relationship Between Pre-Competition Mood States, Age, Gender and a National Ranking in Artistic Gymnastics. Journal of Human Kinetics, 50 (2). pp. 235-243. ISSN 1640-5544

Azevedo, L.B., Ling, Jonathan, Soos, Istvan, Robalino, S. and Ells, L. (2016) The effectiveness of sedentary behaviour interventions for reducing body mass index in children and adolescents: systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 17 (7). pp. 623-635. ISSN 1467-789X

Kalmar, Zsuzsa, Nagykaldi, Csaba, Balazsi, Robert, Munkacsi, Istvan, Soos, Istvan, Toth, Laszlo and Hamar, Pal (2014) Comparitive Aanalysis of the Results of Performance Strategies Tests Between British and Hungarian Female Gymnasts. Cognition, Brain, Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal, XVIII (4). pp. 335-347. ISSN 1224-8398

Soos, Istvan, Biddle, S J H, Ling, Jonathan, Hamar, P., Sandor, I., Boros-Balint, I, Szabo, P. and Simonek, J. (2014) Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, use of electronic media, and snacking among youth: an international study. Kinesiology, 46 (2). pp. 155-163. ISSN 1331-1441

Boldizsar, D, Lerch, A, Versics, A, Volak, A, Soos, Istvan and Hamar, P (2013) Motivation and Mood States in Connection with Sports: An Empirical Examination of Hungarian and French Athletes. Studia UBB Educatio Artis Gymnasticae, 58 (1). pp. 5-17. ISSN 1453-4223

Soos, Istvan, Biddle, S, Boros-Balint, I, Sandor, P, Hamar, P and Simonek, J (2012) Prevalence of sedentary behaviour in young people in Romania and Slovakia. European Physical Education Review, 18 (1). pp. 19-46. ISSN 1356-336X

Soos, Istvan, Hamar, P, Szilva, Z and Dancs, H (2011) Body Culture within the EU's Competence System. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 6 (1). pp. 146-152. ISSN 1988-5202

Soos, Istvan, Biddle, Stuart J H, Karsai, Istvan, Li, Shuhong and Hamar, Pal (2011) Physical activity, sedentary behaviours and snacking in youth of northeast England and Harbin, northeast China. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 8 (1). pp. 25-37. ISSN 1975-2938

Lane, Andrew M, Devonport, Tracey J, Soos, Istvan, Karsai, Istvan, Leibinger, Eva and Hamar, Pal (2010) Emotional intelligence and emotions associated with optimal and dysfunctional athletic performance. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 9 (3). pp. 388-392. ISSN 1303-2968

Hamar, Pal, Biddle, Stuart J H, Soos, Istvan, Takacs, Bence and Huszar, Agnes (2010) The prevalence of sedentary behaviours and physical activity in Hungarian youth. The European Journal of Public Health, 20 (1). pp. 85-90. ISSN 1101-1262

Soos, Istvan, Sandor, I and Biddle, S (2010) Determinants of Sedentary Behaviour of Young People in Romania. Educatio Gymnasticae (studia universitatis babes-bolyai), 3. pp. 125-128. ISSN 1453-4223

Hagger, Martin, Chatzisarantis, Nikos, Hein, Vello, Pihu, M, Soos, Istvan, Karsai, Istvan, Lintunen, Taru and Leemans, Sofie (2009) Teacher, peer and parent autonomy support in physical education and leisure-time physical activity: a trans-contextual model of motivation in four nations. Psychology and Health, 24 (6). pp. 689-711. ISSN 0887-0446

Biddle, Stuart J H, Soos, Istvan, Hamar, Pal, Sandor, Iosif, Simonek, Jaromir and Karsai, Istvan (2009) Physical activity and sedentary behaviours in youth: data from three central-eastern European countries. European Journal of Sports Science, 9 (5). pp. 295-301. ISSN 1746-1391

Soos, Istvan, Hagger, Martin, Chatzisarantis, Nikos, Hein, Vello, Pihu, M and Karsai, Istvan (2007) The Perceived Autonomy Support Scale for Exercise Settings (PASSES): Development, Validity and Cross-Cultural Invariance in Young People. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8. pp. 632-653. ISSN 14690292

Soos, Istvan, Hagger, Martin, Chatzisarantis, Nikos, Barkoukis, V, Hein, Vello, Pihu, M, Wang, John and Karsai, Istvan (2007) Cross-Cultural Generalizability of the Theory of Planned Behavior among Young People in a Physical Activity Context. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29. pp. 1-19. ISSN 08952779

Soos, Istvan, Tsang, Eric, Szabo, Attila and Bute, P (2005) A study of cultural differences in motivational orientations towards sport participation of junior secondary school children in four cultures. Journal of Physical Education & Recreation (Hong Kong), 11 (1). pp. 44-50. ISSN 10287418

Book Section

Soos, Istvan, Lane, Andrew M, Leibinger, Eva, Karsai, Istvan and Hamar, Pal (2007) Validity of the Brunel Mood Scale for use with UK, Italian and Hungarian athletes. In: Mood and Human Performance: Conceptual, Measurement, and Applied Issues. Nova Publishers, pp. 119-130. ISBN 1600212697

Conference or Workshop Item

Soos, Istvan (2017) A window of hope: Education, identity and physical activity behaviours of Roma youth. In: Eighth Fuse Physical Activity Workshop Physical Activity and Health Inequalities: a level playing field?, 16 Jun 2017, Durham University, Queen’s Campus. (Unpublished)

Soos, Istvan, Szabo, A, Ling, Jonathan, Dixon, Stuart, Hamar, P and Whyte, Ian (2015) Mood benefits from autogenic training. Relaxing, calming and re-energising... In: FEPSAC Congress, 14-19 Jul 2015, Bern, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Soos, Istvan, Biddle, S J H, Hamar, P, Karsai, I, Ling, Jonathan, Sandor, I and Simonek, J (2012) Electronic Media-Free Zone in the Bedroom! A Global Strategy Needed for Improving Health-Related Behaviours. European College of Sport Science (ECSS). In: ECSS Bruges 2012, 4th-7th July, Belgium.

Soos, Istvan, Lane, Andrew M, Tatters, A, Karsai, Istvan and Hamar, Pal (2011) An Investigation Into the Emotional Intelligence and Mood States in University Students. In: New Horizons from a World Heritage City: 16th Annual Conference of the European College of Sport Sciences (ECSS), 6-9 Jul 2011, Liverpool John Moores University. (Unpublished)

Hamar, Pal, Soos, Istvan and Huszar, Agnes (2011) The Weekly Hours of Physical Education Lessons in Public Education: A Study from European Perspectives. In: New Horizons from a World Heritage City. 16th Annual Conference of the European College of Sport Sciences (ECSS), 6-9 July 2011, Liverpool John Moores University. (Unpublished)

Soos, Istvan, Biddle, Stuart J H, Karsai, Istvan, Li, S and Hamar, Pal (2010) Sedentariness and snacking are potential causes of obesity. In: Challenging the Dogma: BASES Annual Conference, 6-8 Sept 2010, University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Soos, Istvan, Biddle, Stuart J H, Hamar, Pal, Sandor, Iosif and Simonek, Jaromir (2009) ‘You need to get out more!’: Social and physical environments of sedentary and active behaviours of youth in two Central-Eastern European countries. In: 14th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS),, 24 -27 Jun 2009, Oslo, Norway. (Unpublished)

Soos, Istvan, Biddle, Stuart J H and Li, S (2008) Leisure-time physical activity and sedentary behaviours in young Chinese people. In: BASES Annual Conference, 2-4 Sept 2008, Brunel University.

This list was generated on Sat May 30 00:26:52 2020 BST.
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Quantitative research
  • Autogenic training and other relaxation techniques for mental health and performance enhancement
  • Racket sports
I have expertise in the sport of Racketlon as I competed on a national and international level.

Last updated 11 June 2019