Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Chen-an Yu

BSc, MPhEd, PhD
Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Psychology
School of Biomedical Sciences

Background: 2016/01-2016/09 - Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Kingston University 2011 - 2015 School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham(Birmingham, United Kingdom) Thesis title: Motivation and physical activity among rheumatoid arthritis patients: A Self Determination Theory approach Supervisors: Professor Joan L. Duda, Professor Janice L. Thompson, Dr Peter C. Rouse 2006 –2008 Graduate Institute of Coaching Science, National Taiwan Sport University(Taoyuan, Taiwan) Master’s Degree in Physical Education Thesis title: The Effect of Positive Emotions on Broadening Scope of Attention and Negative Arousal Undoing in Sport Supervisor: Professor Likang Chi 2002 - 2006 National Chengchi University (Taipei, Taiwan) Bachelor Degree in Science Major in Psychology

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You can read more about Dr Yu's interests here:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chen_An_Yu

Research Interests

Motivation and Physical Activity among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Self-Determination Theory Approach

  • Yu, C., Rouse, P.C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D., Duda, J. L. (2015) Motivation-related Predictors of Physical Activity Engagement and Vitality in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Health Psychology Open 2, 2.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P.C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D., Duda, J. L., Metsios, G.S. (2014).Subjective and objective measured physical activity and their association with cardio-respiratory fitness in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Arthritis Care and Research,17:59, 584-591.
  • Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Yu, C., Koutedakis, Y., Fenton, S. A., Coast, J., Mistry, H., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2014). Fostering Autonomous Motivation, Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in rheumatoid arthritis: protocol and rationale for a randomised control trial. Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15, 445-454.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P.C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D., Duda, J. L. (2014) Associations between Objective and Self-Reported Physical Activity Data in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 73 (S2):1196-1196. 
  • Rouse, P. C., Duda, J. L., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Yu, C. & Kitas, G.D. (2013). Feelings of competence and relatedness during physical activity are related to well-being in rheumatoid arthritis patients: Preliminary findings from a randomised control trial.Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 72 (S3), 1093-1093.
  • Yu, C. A., Chi, L. (2008). The role of positive affect in sport-based on Broaden-and-Build Theory. The University Physical Education & Sports, 99, 142-146.
  • Chen, C. W., Yu, C. A. (2007) Passion in sport. The University Physical Education & Sports, 93, 113-118.

Conference Oral presentations

  • Yu, C., Rouse P.C., Kitas, G.D., & Duda, J. L. (2015). The validity and reliability of behavioural regulation in exercise questionnaire -2 among rheumatoid arthritis patients. European College of Sport and Exercise Science Conference, Malmö, Sweden, June 2015.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N.,  Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2013).Physical activity engagement in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients: Measurement issues and motivational determinants.Presented at MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research Conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham UK.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N.,  Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2013). The effect of a Self-Determination Theory based exercise intervention on objectively measured physical activity levels in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Book of Abstracts of the 18th Annual Congress of the European Congress of Sport Science, p. 35.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N.,  Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2012). Associations between objective and subjective physical activity measurements among Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester, UK.

Conference Poster presentations

  • Yu, C., Rouse P.C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S, Metsios, G.S., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L. (2014). Associations between Objective and Self-reported Physical Activity Data in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2014 congress.
  • Rouse, P. C., Duda, J. L., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., Yu, C. & Kitas, G.D. (2012).Objective and subjective physical activity as predictors of fitness in rheumatoid arthritis. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 8thAnnual Scientific Meeting.
  • Yu, C., Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J.J.C.S., John, H., Ntoumanis, N., Kitas, G.D. & Duda, J. L., (2011). Motivation-related predictors of physical activity engagement and subjective vitality in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients: A Test of Basic Needs Theory. 2011 UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Chou, Y. H., Yu, C. A., & Chi, L. (2010). The relationships between coaching efficacy, collective efficacy, team performance and satisfaction in youth softball teams. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference. Poster presentation.
  • Chen, C. W., Yu, C. A. (2007) The relationship of passion and exercise motivation among recreational tennis player. 5th The Asian South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology International congress, Thailand.

 

 

Modules taught

SPSC1216 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
SPSC1225 - Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
SPSC2115/2315 - Applied and Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise
SPSC3061 - Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science II
SPSC3329 - Motor and Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation