Faculty & School/Dept.
Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science
Ph.D. - 2006
M.A. - 2002
University of Ottawa
B.A. - 2000
B.P.E. - 1998
B.Ed. - 1998
Fraser-Thomas, J., Jeffery-Tosoni, S., & Baker, J. (In Press). “I Like That You Can Hit a Guy and Not Really Get in Trouble”: Young Ice Hockey Players’ Experiences with Body Checking. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Fraser-Thomas, J., Strachan, L., & Jeffery-Tosoni, S. (2013). Family influence on children's involvement in sport. In J. Côté & R. Lidor (Eds.),Conditions of Children’s Talent Development in Sport (pp. 179-196).Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology.
Abgarov, A., Fraser-Thomas, J., Baker, J., & Jeffery-Tosoni, S. (2012). Understanding Social Support throughout the Injury Process among Interuniversity Swimmers. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 5(2), 213-239.
Dionigi, R., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Logan, J. (2012). The nature of family influences on sport participation in master athletes. Annals of Leisure Research, 15, 366-388.
Spassiani, N., Jeffery-Tosoni, S., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Kuk, J. (2012). Understanding youths’ experiences in a holistic weight management program. Journal of Youth Development, 7(2), 15-26.
Côté, J., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2011). Youth involvement and positive development in sport. In P.R.E. Crocker (Ed.). Sport psychology: A Canadian perspective, (2nd edition) (pp.226-255). Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Fraser-Thomas, J., Côté, J., & MacDonald, D. J. (2010).Community size in youth sport settings: Examining developmental assets and sport withdrawal. PHENex Journal, 2(2), retrieved July 15, 2010 fromhttp://ojs.acadiau.ca/index.php/phenex/article/view/8
Côté, J., Bruner, M. Strachan, L., Erickson, K., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2010). Athletes’ development and coaching. In J. Lyle & C. Cushion (Eds.), Sport coaching: Professionalism and practice (pp.63-83). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
Baker, J., Fraser-Thomas, J., Dionigi, R. A., & Horton, S. (2010). Sport participation and positive development in older persons, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 7, 3-12.
Baker, J., Cobley, S., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2009). What do we know about early sport specialization? Not much! High Ability Studies, 20(1), 77-89.
Fraser-Thomas, J. & Côté, J. (2009). Understanding adolescents’ positive and negative developmental experiences in sport. The Sport Psychologist, 23, 3-23.
Fraser-Thomas, J., Côté, J., & Deakin, J. (2008). Examining adolescent sport dropout and prolonged engagement from a developmental perspective. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 20, 318-333.
Fraser-Thomas, J., Côté, J., & Deakin, J. (2008).Understanding dropout and prolonged engagement in adolescent competitive sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9, 645-66.
Fraser-Thomas, J., Côté, J., & Deakin, J. (2005). Youth sport programs: An avenue to foster positive youth development.Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 10, 19-40.
Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS)
LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, York University
YMCA Northumberland - Strong Kids Duathlon
Alumni Association Medal, School of Health and Human Perform - 1998
John C. Pooley Sportsperson Award - 1998
Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award - 2007
Province of Ontario Volunteer Service Award - 2012
Currently available to supervise graduate students: No
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Not Indicated
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No
Trickle down effect? Exploring the influence of the Olympic Games on preschooler development and sport participation. SSRHC Standard Research Grant - Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI). Primary Investigator: J. Fraser-Thomas; Co-Investigator: P. Safai; Collaborator: P. Donnelly.
An uneven playing field: Understanding relative age effects in sport. SSHRC Standard Research Grant. Primary Investigator: J. Baker, J; Co-Investigators: S. Horton, P. Weir, J. Fraser-Thomas, S.Cobley, & J. Schorer
Assessing youth sport programs’ facilitation of positive youth development. SSRHC Standard Research Grant. Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI). Primary Investigator: J. Fraser-Thomas; Co-Investigators: J. Côté, N. Holt.
Enhancing psycho-social development in youth living with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Faculty of Health Junior Faculty Award, York University.
The ultimate challenge: Exploring an ultra-endurance athlete’s psychological journey. Faculty of Health Minor Research Grant and LaMarsh Research Development Fund, York University.
Understanding the experiences of a child star athlete from a developmental perspective: A longitudinal case study. Faculty of Health Junior Faculty Award, York University.
Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):
CV of Jessica L. Fraser-Thomas