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Selected Publications

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Taking Mia to Kids Together Playground in Cary, NC (one of our research sites, November 2009).
  • Jones, G.J., Hyun, M., Edwards, M.B., Casper, J.M., Bocarro, J.N., & Lynch, J. (2020). Is “school sport” associated with school belongingness? Testing the unexamined assumptions of school sport policy. Sport Management Review. 23, 925-936.
  • Jones, G.J., Edwards, M.B., Bocarro, J.N., Svensson, P. G., & Misener, K. (2020). A community capacity building approach to sport-based youth development. Sport Management Review. 23(4), 563-575.
  • Jones, G. J., Carlton, T., Hyun, M., Kanters, M., & Bocarro, J. N. (2020).  Assessing the contribution of informal sport to leisure-time physical activity: A complementary form of social innovation. Managing Sport and Leisure. 25(3), 161-174.
  • Koenigstorfer, J., Bocarro, J.N., Byers, T., Edwards, M.B., & Jones, G.J., & Preuss, H. (2019). Mapping Research on Event-Attributed Installations, Consequences, and Stakeholder Evaluations Considered in Empirical Studies on the Legacy of Mega Sporting Events. Leisure Studies, 38(6), 729-745.
  • Schultz, C. L., Bocarro, J.N., Lee, K., Sene-Harper, A., Fearn, M., & Floyd, M.F. (2019). Whose National Park Service? An examination of Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion programs from 2005-2016. Journal of Park & Recreation Administration. 37(4), 51-69.
  • McGillivray, D., Edwards, M. B., Brittain, I., Bocarro, J. N., & Konigstorfer, J. (2019). EventRights: A Conceptual Model and Research Agenda for Mega Sport Events. Leisure Studies, 38(2), 175-190.
  • Brittain, I., Bocarro, J.N., Byers, T., & Swart, K. (2018). Legacies of Mega Events: Fact or Fairy Tales. Routledge: London.
  • Jones, G.J., Wegner, C. E., Bunds, K.S., Edwards, M.B., & Bocarro, J.N. (2018). Examining the Environmental Characteristics of Shared Leadership in a Sport-for-Development (SFD) Organization. Journal of Sport Management, 32(2), 82-95
  • Jones, G.J., Edwards, M.B., Bocarro, J.N., Bunds, K.S., & Smith, J. W. (2018). Leveraging community sport organizations to promote community capacity: Strategic outcomes, challenges, and theoretical considerations. Sport Management Review, 21, 279-292.
  • Jones, G. J., Edwards, M. B., Bocarro, J. N., Smith, J. W., & Bunds, K. S. (2018). A structural perspective of cross-sector partnerships involving youth sport non-profit organizations. European Sport Management Quarterly, 18(2), 133-155.
  • Jones, G. J., Edwards, M. B., Bocarro, J. N., Smith, J. W., Bunds, K. S. (2017). Collaborative advantages: The role of inter-organizational partnerships for youth sport non-profit organizations. Journal of Sport Management, 31, 148-160.
  • Hardison-Moody, A., Edwards, M. B., Bocarro, J.N., Stein, A., Kanters, M. A., Sherman, D., Rhew, L.K., Stallings, W.M., & Bowen, S.K. (2017). Survey of shared use among North Carolina faith communities. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14, E11.
  • Carlton, T., Kanters, M. A., Bocarro, J.N., Floyd, M.F., Edwards, M.B., & Suau, L.J. (2017). Examining the relationship of shared use programming and leisure time. Preventive Medicine, 95, S10-S16.
  • Jones, G.J., Edwards, M.B., Bocarro, J.N., Bunds, K.S., & Smith, J. W. (2017). An integrative review of sport-based youth development literature. Sport in Society, 20(1), 161-179.
  • Schultz, C., Layton, R., Edwards, M.B., Bocarro, J.N., Moore, R., Merriam, D., Tepperberg, S., Bality, A., & Floyd, M. F. (2016). Suggested measures for linking park and trail systems to public health. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 34(1), 4-23.
  • Bocarro, J. N., Floyd, M. F., Edwards, M.B., Schultz, C., Smith, W., Baran, P., Moore, R., Cosco, N., & Suau, L.J. (2015). Gender stratified models of social and environmental correlates of park-based physical activity among children and adolescents. Preventing Chronic Disease, 12, E97.
  • Hodge, C., Bocarro, J. N., Henderson, K.A., Zabriskie, R., Parcel, T., & Kanters, M. A. (2015). Family leisure: An integrative review of research from select journals. Journal of Leisure Research, 47(5), 577-600.
  • Kanters, M.A., McKenzie, T.L., Edwards, M.B., Bocarro, J. N., Mahar, M., Martel, K., & Hodge, C. (2015). Youth sport practice model gets more kids active with more time practicing skills. Retos: Nuevas tendencias en Educacion Fisica, Deporte y Recreacion. 28, 222-225.
  • Bocarro, J.N., Kanters, M. A., Edwards, M. B., Casper, J. M., McKenzie, T. L. (2014). Prioritizing school sponsored sport based on observed physical activity. American Journal of Health Promotion, 28(3), S65-S71.
  • Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J. N., Moore, R., Floyd, M. F., & Carlton, T. (2014). Afterschool shared use of public school facilities for physical activity in North Carolina. Preventive Medicine, 69, S44-48.
  • Kanters, M., Bocarro, J. N., Filardo, M., Edwards, M.B., McKenzie, T.L., & Floyd, M.F. (2014). Shared use of school facilities with community organizations and afterschool physical activity program participation: A cost-benefit assessment. Journal of School Health, 84(5), 302-309.
  • Santucci, D.C., Floyd, M.F., Bocarro, J. N., & Henderson, K.H. (2014). Staff perceptions of visitor diversity strategies at two urban National Park units. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. 32(3), 15-28.
  • Liechty, T., Mowen, A.J., Payne, L., Henderson, K.A., Bocarro, J.N., Bruton, C.B., & Godbey, G.C. (2014). Health partnerships as investments and works in progress for park and recreation agencies. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 32(2), 11-27.
  • Baran, P. K., Smith, W. R., Moore, R. C., Floyd, M. F., Bocarro, J.N., Cosco, N., & Danninger, T. (2014). Correlates of neighborhood park use among children and adults: An analysis of individual, social, and built environment factors. Environment & Behavior, 46(6), 768-800.
  • Kanters, M., Bocarro, J. N., Filardo, M., Edwards, M.B., McKenzie, T.L., & Floyd, M.F. (2014). Does shared use of school facilities enhance physical activity and is it cost effective? Journal of School Health, 84(5), 302-309.
  • Edwards, M. B., Kanters, M. A., & Bocarro, J.N. (2014). Policy changes to implement intramurals in North Carolina Middle Schools: Simulated effects on sport participation rates and physical activity intensity. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11, E07. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130195.
  • Edwards, M. B., Bocarro, J. N., & Kanters, M. (2013). Place disparities in supportive environments for extracurricular school physical activity in North Carolina middle schools. Youth and Society, 45(2), 265–285.
  • Kanters, M., Bocarro, J. N., Casper, J., Edwards, M.B., & Floyd, M.F. (2013). School sport participation under two school sport policies: Comparisons by race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45(1), 113-121.
  • Howard, K., Bocarro, J. N., & Kanters, M. A. (2013). Strategies for creating successful Joint Use agreements: A case study. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 31(1), 98-107.
  • Bocarro, J. N., Kanters, M., Cerin, E., Floyd, M. F., Casper, J., Suau, L.J., & McKenzie, T. (2012). School sport policy and school-based physical activity environments and their association with observed physical activity in middle school children. Health & Place, 18, 31-38.
  • Kanters, M., Bocarro, J. N., Casper, J., Suau, L.J., Greenwood, B.P., & McKenzie, T. (2012). Determinants of middle school sport participation: A comparison of different school policies for sport delivery. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 12(3/4), 159-179.
  • Edwards, M. B., Bocarro, J. N., Kanters, M. A., & Casper, J.M. (2011). Comparisons of participation in interscholastic and intramural sport programs in middle schools: An exploration of race and gender. Recreation Sports Journal, 35, 157-173.
  • Floyd, M. F., Bocarro, J. N., Smith, W., Baran, P., Moore, R., Cosco, N., Edwards, M.B., Suau, L.J., & Fang, K.S. (2011). An examination of individual, social, and environmental correlates of children’s park-based physical activity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(3), 258-265.
  • Edwards, M. B., Kanters, M.A., & Bocarro, J. N. (2011). Opportunities for extracurricular physical activity in North Carolina middle schools. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8, 597-605.
  • Witmer, L., Bocarro, J.N., & Henderson, K.A. (2011). The leisure context of health behaviors for young adolescent girls. Journal of Leisure Research, 43(3), 334-353.
  • Bruton, C. B., Floyd, M. F., Bocarro, J. N., Henderson, K., Casper, J. M, & Kanters, M. A. (2011). Physical activity and health partnerships among park and recreation departments. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 29(2), 55-68.
  • Casper, J., Bocarro, J. N., Kanters, M., & Floyd, M.F. (2011). Measurement properties of constraints to sport participation: A psychometric examination with adolescents. Leisure Sciences. 33, 1-20.
  • Casper, J., Bocarro, J. N., Kanters, M., & Floyd, M.F. (2011). “Just let me play!!” Understanding constraints that limit adolescent sport participation. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8, S32-39.
  • Bocarro, J. N., Floyd, M. F., Moore, R., Baran, P., Danninger, T., Smith, W., & Cosco, N. (2009). Developing a reliable measure of physical activity among children in different age groups using the System for Observing Physical Activity and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC). Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 6(6), 699-707.
  • Bocarro, J. N., & Wells, M.S. (2009). Making a difference through parks and recreation: Reflections on physical activity, health and wellness research. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 27(3), 1-7.
  • Bocarro, J. N., Casper, J., Henderson, K., Floyd, M. F., Moore, R., Kanters, M. A., Laven, K., & Edwards, M. B. (2009). Physical activity promotion in North Carolina: Perceptions of public park and recreation directors. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 27(1), 1-16.
  • Bocarro, J. N., Greenwood, P. B., & Henderson, K. H. (2008). An integrative review of youth development research in US recreation journals. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 26(2), 4-27.
  • Bocarro, J. N., Kanters, M., Casper, J., & Forrester, S. (2008). School Physical Education, extracurricular sports, and lifelong active living. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27(2), 155-166.
  • Floyd, M. F., Bocarro, J. N., & Thompson, T. (2008). Research on race and ethnicity in Leisure Studies: A review of five major journals. Journal of Leisure Research, 40(1), 1-22.
  • Kanters, M., Bocarro, J. N., & Casper, J. (2008). Supported or pressured? An examination of agreement among parents and children on parent’s role in youth sports. Journal of Sport Behavior, 31(1), 64-80.