Publications MATCH

  1. Stearns, J., Bélanger, M., O’Loughlin, J., Brunet, J. (in Press). Change in the social context of physical activity across adolescence and its association with moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity. Psychology of Sport and Exercise  

  2. Bélanger, M., Goguen Carpenter, J., Sabiston, C.M., Vanderloo, L.M., Trono, C., Gallant, F., Thibault, V., Doré, I., O’Loughlin, J. (2022). Identifying priorities for sport and physical activity research in Canada: An iterative priority-setting study. CMAJ-Open. 10 (1) E269-E277; DOI:

  3. Gallant, F., Bélanger, M. (2021). Empirical support for the tenets of sport participation and activity-based models: A scoping review. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, October 2021, vol. 3, article 741495. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2021.741495.

  4. Abi Nader, P., Gaudet, J., Brunet, J., Gunnell, K., Dore, I., Sabiston, C.M., Boudreau, J., Bélanger, M. (2021). Associations between Physical Activity Motives and Trends in Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity Among Adolescents Over Five Years. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2021 Jul 14;1-14. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2021.1923203

  5. Doggui, R., Ward, S., Johnson, C., Bélanger, M. (2021). Trajectories of eating behaviour changes during adolescence. Nutrients, Volume 13, Issue 4,

  6. Doggui, R., Gallant, F., Bélanger, M. (2021). Parental control and support for physical activity predict adolescents' moderate to vigorous physical activity over five years. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 18, 43 (2021).

  7. Riglea, T., Dore, I., O’Loughlin, J., Bélanger, M., Sylvestre, M.P. (2021). Contemporaneous trajectories of physical activity and screen time in adolescents. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2021 Jun;46(6):676-684. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0631

  8. Gallant, F., Thibault, V., Hebert, J., Gunnell, K., Bélanger, M. (2020). One size does not fit all: Identifying clusters of physical activity, screen time, and sleep behaviour co-development from childhood to adolescence". International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, volume 17, article 58, 14 p.

  9. Doré I, Sylvester B, Sylvestre MP, Sabiston C, O’Loughlin J, Brunet J, Bélanger M. (2020). Mechanisms underpinning the association between group sport participation and mental health in adolescence: A 6-year study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 17, 9 (2020).

  10. Bélanger, M., Gallant, F., Doré, I., O'Loughlin, J., Sylvestre, M.P., Abi Nader, P., Larouche, R., Gunnell, K., Sabiston, C. (2019). Physical activity mediates the relationship between outdoor time and mental health.  Preventive Medicine Reports.

  11. Doré, I., Sabiston, C. M., Sylvestre, M.P., Brunet, J., O’Loughlin, J., Abi Nader, P., Gallant, F., Bélanger, M. (2019). Years participating in sports during childhood predicts mental health in adolescence: A 5-year longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64 (6). 790-796.

  12. Larouche, R., Gunnell, K., Bélanger, M. (2019). Seasonal variations and changes in school travel mode from childhood to late adolescence: a prospective study in New Brunswick, Canada. Journal of Transport & Health. Volume 12;371-378. 10.1016/j.jth.2018.08.012

  13. Abi Nader, P., Ward, S., Eltonsy, S., Bélanger, M. (2018). The Impact of Life Stresses on Physical Activity Participation during Adolescence: a 5-Years Longitudinal Study. Preventive Medicine. 116:6–12. doi:10.1016/J.YPMED.2018.08.030

  14. Gunnell, K. E., Brunet, J., Bélanger, M. (2018).  Out with the old, in with the new: Assessing change in screen time when measurement changes over time. Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 9, p. 37 41. DOI :

  15. Gallant, F., O’Loughlin, J., Brunet, J., Sabiston, C., Bélanger, M. (2017). Childhood Sport Participation Profile Predicts Adolescent Sport Profile: A Five Year Study. Pediatrics. pii: e20171449. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1449

  16. Brunet, J., Gaudet, J., Wing, E., Bélanger, M. (2017). Parents’ participation in physical activity predicts maintenance of some, but not all types of physical activity in offspring during early adolescence: A prospective longitudinal study. Journal of Sport and Health Science.

  17. Gunnell, K. E., Brunet, J., Sabiston, C. M., Bélanger, M. (2016). Linking psychological need satisfaction and physical activity to health-related quality of life during adolescence: A test of direct, reciprocal, and mediating effects. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 38, 367-380. doi:

  18. Brunet J., Gunnell, K. E., Teixeira, P., Sabiston, C. M., Bélanger, M. (2016). Should we be looking at the forest or the trees? Overall psychological needs satisfaction and individual needs as predictors of physical activity.  Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 38, 317-330. doi :

  19. Wing, E.K., Bélanger, M., Brunet, J. (2016). Linking parental influences and youth participation in physical activity in- and out-of-school: The mediating role of self-efficacy and enjoyment. American Journal of Health Behavior; 40 (1):31-7.

  20. Gunnell, K. E., Brunet, J., & Bélanger, M. (2016). A Tale of Two Models: Changes in Psychological Need Satisfaction and Physical Activity over 3 Years. Health Psychology, 35; 2, 167-177.

  21. MacKenzie, J., Brunet, J., Boudreau, J., Iancu, H.D., Bélanger, M. (2015). Does Proximity to physical activity infrastructures predict maintenance of organized and unorganized physical activities in youth? Preventive Medicine Reports, 2: 777-782.

  22. Goguen, J., Bélanger, M., Xhignesse, M., Ward, S., Sabiston, C., O’Loughlin, J. (2015). Association between physical activity motives and type of physical activity in children. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

  23. Gunnell, K.E., Brunet, J., Wing, E.K., Bélanger, M. Measuring perceived barriers to physical activity in adolescents. (2015). Pediatric Exercise Science. 27, 252-261.

  24. Bélanger, M., Caissie, I., Beauchamp, J., O’Loughlin, J., Sabiston, C., Mancuso, M. (2013). Monitoring Activities of Teenagers to Comprehend their Habits: study protocol for a mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health, 13:649. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-649.