Selected publications on recess and play
Global Recess Alliance, Ramstetter, C, Baines, E, Brickman, CW, Hyndman, B, Jarrett, O, London, RA, Massey, W, McNamara, L, Murray, R, Rhea, D. Recess in the 21st century post-COVID world. J Sch Health. 2022; DOI: 10.1111/josh.13235
Massey, W.V., Szarabajko, A., Thalken, J., Perez, D., Mullen, S.P. (2021). Memories of school recess predict physical activity enjoyment and social-emotional well-being in adults. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Vol. 55, 2021, 101948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.101948
Massey, W.V., Thalken, J., Szarabajko, A., Neilson, L., & Geldhof, J. (2021). Recess quality and social and behavioral health in elementary school students. Journal of School Health, 91, 730-740. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.13065
Massey, W.V., Stellino, M.B., & Geldhof, J. (2020). An observation study of recess quality and physical activity in urban primary schools. BMC Public Health.
Massey, W.V., Stellino, M.B., Hayden, L., & Thalken, J. (2020). Examination of the responsiveness of the great recess framework – observational tool. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 225. doi:10.3390/ijerph17010225
Massey, W.V., Neilson, L., & Salas, J. (2019). A critical examination of school-based recess: What do the children think? Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health. 10.1080/2159676X.2019.1683062.
Phansikar, M., Ashrafi, S.A., Khan, N.A., Massey, W.V., & Mullen, S.P. (2019). Active commute in relation to cognition and academic achievement in children and adolescents: A systematic review and future recommendations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Whitley, M.A., Massey, W.V., Camire, M., Boutet, M., Borbee, A. (2019). Sport-based youth development interventions in the United States: A systematic Review. BMC Public Health, 19:89. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6387-z.
Massey, W.V., Ku, B., & Stellino, M.B. (2018). Observations of playground play during elementary school recess. BMC Research Notes, 11:755. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3861-0.
Massey, W.V., Stellino, M.B., Fraser, M. (2018). Individual and environmental correlates of school-based recess engagement. Preventive Medicine Reports, 11, 247-253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.07.005.
Massey, W.V., Stellino, M.B., Claassen, J., Dykstra, S., & Henning, A. (2018). Evidence-based strategies for socially, emotionally, and physically beneficial school recess. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 89(5), 48-52.
Massey, W.V., Stellino, M.B., Mullen, S.P., Claassen, J. & Wilkinson, M. (2018). Development of the great recess framework – observational tool to measure contextual and behavioral components of elementary school recess. BMC Public Health, 18:394. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5295-y.
Massey, W.V., Stellino, M.B., Wilkison, M., & Whitley, M.A. (2018). The impact of a recess-based leadership program on urban elementary school students. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 30, 45-63. doi: 10.1080/10413200.2017.1318417.
Massey, W.V., Stellino, M.B, Holliday, M., Godbersen, T., Rodia, R., Kucher, G., & Wilkison, M. (2017). The impact of a multi-component physical activity programme in low-income elementary schools. Health and Education Journal. doi: 10.1177/0017896917700681.