Associate Professor of Kinesiology
268B Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
Ph.D., 2006, Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Physical activity, psychological function, women’s health, and aging; biopsychosocial mechanisms of physical activity effects on health and quality of life; biopsychosocial determinants of physical activity behavior across the lifespan; menopause.
Psychology of physical activity
Physical activity and aging
Physical activity and women's health
Elavsky, S., Gonzales, J.U., Proctor, D.N., Williams, N.I., & Henderson, V.W. (in press). Effects of physical activity on vasomotor symptoms: Examination using objective and subjective measures. Menopause.
Elavsky , S., Doerksen, S.E., & Conroy, D.E. (in press). Identifying Priorities among Goals and Plans: A Critical Psychometric Reexamination of the Exercise Goal-Setting and Planning/Scheduling Scales. Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology.
Elavsky, S., Molenaar, P., Gold, C.H., Williams, N.I., Aronson, K.R. (2012). Daily physical activity and menopausal hot flashes: Applying a novel within-person approach to demonstrate individual differences. Maturitas, 71(3):287-93.
Elavsky, S. (2010). Longitudinal examination of the Exercise and Self-Esteem Model in middle-aged women. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 32(6), 862-880.
Elavsky, S., & McAuley, E. (2007). Physical activity and mental health outcomes during menopause: A Randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33(2), 132-142.
Steriani Elavsky vitae
- Domains of Health and Behavior
- Populations of Special Interest