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Dr. Kent Kowalski PhD Professor

Address
PAC 300.4

Research Area(s)

  • Human Performance

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, 2000
  • M.Sc. Physical Education, University of Saskatchewan, 1995
  • B.F.A. Studio Art, University of Saskatchewan, 2007
  • B.A. Honours Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, 1993

Research Description

My research falls under the College of Kinesiology's Research Theme, Human Performance.

My main research focus currently is on exploring the role of self-compassion in the lives of athletes.

Courses Taught

  • KIN 122.3 - Social Behavioral Foundations of Physical Activity
  • KIN 231.3 - Social Psychological Foundations of Physical Activity
  • KIn 380.3 - Introduction to Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KIN 431.3 - Mental Training for Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN 432.3 - Ethics and Values in Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN 807.3 - Research Methods in Kinesiology

Recent Publications

BOOKS

Kowalski, K. C., McHugh, T.-L. F., Sabiston, C. M., & Ferguson, L. J. (2018).  Research methods in kinesiology.  Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Reis, N. A., Kowalski, K. C., Mosewich, A. D., & Ferguson, L. J. (2019).  Exploring self-compassion and versions of masculinity in men athletes.  Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 41, 368-379. Open Access: https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jsep/41/6/article-p368.xml.

Mosewich, A. D., Sabiston, C. M., Kowalski, K. C., Gaudreau, P., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2019). Self-compassion in the stress process in women athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 33, 23-34.

Gilchrist, J.D., Sabiston, C. M., & Kowalski, K. C. (2019). Associations between actual and ideal self-perceptions and anticipated pride among young adults. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 3, 127-134.

Mosewich, A. D., Ferguson, L. J., McHugh, T.-L. F., Kowalski, K. C. (2019).  Enhancing capacity: Integrating self-compassion in sport. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. doi: 10.1080/21520704.2018.1557774

Bennet, E. V., Hurd Clarke, L., Kowalski, K. C., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2017). From pleasure and pride to the fear of decline: Exploring the emotions in older women’s physical activity narratives. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 33, 113-122.

Bennet, E. V., Hurd Clarke, L., Kowalski, K. C., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2017). “I’ll do anything to maintain my health”: How women aged 65-94 perceive, experience, and cope with their aging bodies. Body Image, 21, 71-80.

Pila, E., Brunet, J., Crocker, P. R. E., Kowalski, K. C., & Sabiston, C. M. (2016).  Intrapersonal characteristics of body-related guilt, shame, pride, and envy in Canadian adults.  Body Image, 16, 100-106.

Ferguson, L. J., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., & Sabiston, C. M. (2015).  Self-compassion and eudaimonic well-being during emotionally difficult times in sport.  Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 1263-1280.

Reis, N. A., Kowalski, K. C., Ferguson, L. J., Sabiston, C. M., Sedgwick, W. A., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2015).  Self-compassion and women athletes’ responses to emotionally difficult sport situations: An evaluation of a brief induction.  Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16, 18-25.

Sutherland, L. M., Kowalski, K. C., Ferguson, L. J., Sabiston, C. M., Sedgwick, W. A., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2014).  Narratives of young women athletes' experiences of emotional pain and self-compassion.  Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 6, 499-516.

Mosewich, A. D., Crocker, P. R. E., & Kowalski, K. C. (2014).  Managing injury and other setback in sport: Experiences of (and resources for) high performance women athletes. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health, 6, 182-204.

Ferguson, L. J., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., & Sabiston, C. M. (2014). Exploring self-compassion and eudaimonic well-being in young women athletes.  Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36, 203-216.

Mosewich, A. D., Crocker, P. R. E., Kowalski, K. C., & DeLongis, A. (2013). Applying self-compassion in sport: An intervention with women athletes. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35, 514-524.

Ferguson, L. J., Kowalski, K. C., Mack, D. E., Wilson, P. M., & Crocker, P. R. E. (2012). Women's health-enhancing physical activity and eudaimonic well-being. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83, 451-463.

Mosewich, A. D., Kowalski, K. C., Sabiston, C. M., Sedgwick, W. A., & Tracy, J. L. (2011). Self-compassion: A potential resource for young women athletes. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 33, 103-123.

Berry, K.-A., Kowalski, K. C., Ferguson, L. J., & McHugh, T.-L. F. (2010). An empirical phenomenology of young adult women exercisers’ body self-compassion.  Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 2, 293-312.

Magnus, C. M. R., Kowalski, K. C., & McHugh, T.-L. F. (2010). The role of self-compassion in women’s self-determined motives to exercise and exercise-related outcomes. Self and Identity, 9, 363-382.