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Cathy D. Lirgg

Cathy D. Lirgg

Associate Professor

College of Education and Health Professions

(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation

Phone: 479-575-6667

Fax: (479) 575-5778

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PHED 4743 - Secondary Physical Education

PHED 4703 - Assessment in Physical Education

KINS 2223 - Motor Development

HHPR 5353 - Research in HHPR

KINS 5753 - Sport Psychology

 

Ph.D., Michigan State University, Physical Education and Exercise Science: Psycho-Social Aspects, 1991
M.S., Indiana State University, Physical Education: Athletic Training, 1978
B.A., Muskingum College, Physical Education and Health: K-12, 1972

 

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

       Lirgg, C. D., Feltz, D. L., & Merrie, M. D.  (in press) Self-efficacy of sports officials:  A  critical review of the literature.  Journal of Sport Behavior, 39 (1).

Thomasson, J., Gorman, D. R., Lirgg, C. D., & Adams, D. J. (2014).  An analysis of firearms training performance among active law enforcement officers in the USA.  Police Journal:  Theory, Practice and Principles, 87, 225-233.

Lirgg, C. D., Gorman, D. R., & Parish, A.  (2014).  School personnel perceptions of childhood obesity in Arkansas schools.  Arkansas Journal, 49, 35-42.

Mann, M, Gorman, D. R., Lirgg, C. D.  (2014).  Systematic observation of coach feedback in elite youth volleyball.  Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 29, 33-57.

Parish, A., Baghurst, T., Dwelly, P. & Lirgg, C.  (2013). Effect of handedness on gross motor skill acquisition in a novel sports skill task. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 117, 449-456.

DiBrezzo, R., Glave, A. P., Gray, M., & Lirgg, C. D.  (2012).  Comparison of a PE4LIFE curriculum to a traditional physical education curriculum.  Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 12(3).

Lirgg, C. D., DiBrezzo, R., Gray, M., & Esslinger, T. (2011).  The effect of climbing wall use on the grip strength of fourth grade students.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82, 350-354.

Baghurst, T. & Lirgg, C. D. (2009).  Characteristics of muscle dysmorphia in male football, weight training, and competitive natural and non-natural bodybuilding samples.  Body Image:     An International Journal of Research, 6, 221-227.

Chase, M. A., Feltz, D. L., & Lirgg, C. D.  (2003).  Sources of collective efficacy of collegiate athletes.  International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1, 180-191.

Kern, J. C., & Lirgg, C. D.  (2001).  Middle school students' perceptions of coed physical education.  Arkansas Journal, 36, 15-17.

Brown, B., Buckwalter, J., Lirgg, C., Fort, I, Gorman, D., & DiBrezzo, R.  (Jan, 16, 2001).  Mind over gravity:  New methods for increasing explosive power.  www.PTonthenet.com

Smith, C. D., Lirgg, C. D., Jifri, A. A., Perkins, M. A., Searcy, J. J., & Witzke, J.  (2001).  Effects of model gender and model race on perceptions of archery.  Arkansas Journal, 36, 45-48.

      Feltz, D. L., & Lirgg, C. D.  (1998). Perceived team and player efficacy in hockey. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 557-564.

Lirgg, C. D., & Feltz, D. L.  (1997).  The future of coeducational physical education.  Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Physical Education, 2(2), 11-27.

Chase, M. A., Lirgg, C. D., & Feltz, D. L.  (1997).  Do coaches’ efficacy expectations for their teams predict team performance?  The Sport Psychologist, 11, 8-23.

Lirgg, C. D.,  George, T. R., Chase, M. A., & Ferguson, R. H.  (1996).  Impact of conception of ability and sex-type of task on male and female self-efficacy.  Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18, 426-343.

Klingensmith, D. M., Lirgg, C. D., & Hargrove, B. A.  (1996).  Survey of Arkansas high school principals concerning physical education.  Arkansas Journal, 31, 18-22.

Cai, Sean, X., Lirgg, C. D., Graening, J. C. (1996).  An investigation mood states, perception of success, and perception of teacher behavior in physical activity classes.  Arkansas Journal, 31, 15-17.

Lirgg, C.D., DiBrezzo, R., & Smith, A.  (1994).  Effects of gender of coach on coaching aspirations and perceptions of basketball of high school female basketball players.Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 3(1), 1-14.

Chase, M.A., Ewing, M.E., Lirgg, C.D., & George, T.R.  (1994).   The effect of basket height and basketball size on shooting performance and self-efficacy of children.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 65, 159-168.

Lirgg, C. D.  (1994).  Environmental perceptions of students in same-sex and coeducational physical education classes.  Journal of Educational Psychology, 86, 183-192.

Adams, C. L., Bowlin, V. M., Harter, E. D., Lirgg, C. D., Moore, J. M., & Nicholas, A. R.  (1994).  Skill level and attitudes of students of certified vs. non-certified physical education teachers.  Arkansas Journal, 29, 36-39.  (authors listed alphabetically)

Lirgg, C.D.  (1993).  Effects of same-sex and coeducational physical education on the self-perceptions of middle and high school students.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 64, 324-334.

Lirgg, C.D.  (1992).  Girls and women, sport, and self-confidence.  Quest, 44, 158-178. 

Feltz, D. L., Lirgg, C.D., & Albrecht, R. R.  (1992).  Psychological implications of competitive running in elite young distance runners:  A longitudinal analysis.  The Sport Psychologist, 6, 128-138.

Lirgg, C.D.  (1991).  Gender differences in self-confidence in physical activity:  A meta-analysis of recent studies.   Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 13, 294-310.

Lirgg, C.D., & Feltz, D. L. (1991).  Teacher versus peer models revisited:  Effects on motor performance.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 62, 217-224.

Lirgg, C.D., & Feltz, D.L.  (1989).  Female self-confidence in sport:  Myths, realities, and  enhancement strategies.  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 60 (3), 49-54.

Chapters in Books / Manuals

  Lirgg, C. D. (2006). Social psychology and physical education.  In Kirk, D. (Ed.) Handbook of Research in Physical Education, pp. 141-162.  London:  Sage Publications.

  Lirgg, C. D. (2005). Social psychology. In R. Bartlett, R. Bartlett, C. Gratton, & C. Rolf (Eds.) Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies, (pg. 1225).  London:  Routledge.

  Lirgg, C. D. (2005). Psychology of individuals. In R. Bartlett, R. Bartlett, C. Gratton, & C. Rolf (Eds.).Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies, (pg. 1099). London:  Routledge

Feltz, D. L., & Lirgg, C. D. (2001).  Self-efficacy beliefs of athletes, teams, and coaches. In R. N. Singer, H. A. Hausenblas, & C. M. Janelle(Eds.), Handbook of sport psychology, 2nd ed. (pp. 340-361). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Lirgg, C. D.  (2001).  Coeducational  Sport.   In K. Christensen, A. Guttmann, & G. Pfister (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Women & Sports, Vol. 1, pp. 237-242.  New York: Macmillan Reference.

Lirgg, C.D.  (1995).  Physical education and athletics within the middle school philosophy.  In M. Wavering (Ed.) Educating young adolescents:  Life in the middle.  New York: Garland.

Walker, D.M., & Lirgg, C.D.  (1995).  Growth and development during the middle school years.  In M. Wavering (Ed.) Educating young adolescents:  Life in the middle.  New York:  Garland.  

Brown, E., & Lirgg, C. (1992).  Contraindicated activities.  In V. Seefeldt & E. Brown (Eds.), Program for athletic coaches' education - Reference manual.  Dubuque, IA: Brown & Benchmark.

Kimball, R., Brown, E, Lillegard, W., & Lirgg, C.  (1992). Prevention of common softball injuries.  In J. Elliott & M. Ewing (Eds.), Youth softball - A complete handbook.  Dubuque, IA:  Brown & Benchmark.

Kimball, R., Brown, E., Lillegard, W., & Lirgg, C.  (1992). Prevention of common basketball injuries.  In K. Garchow & A. Dickinson (Eds.), Youth basketball - A complete handbook.  Dubuque, IA:  Brown & Benchmark.    

Lirgg, C.D. (1989).  Contraindicated calisthenics, exercises, and drills.  In V. Seefeldt (Ed.), Program for athletic coaches' education.  Carmel, IN:  Benchmark Press.

Lirgg, C.D. (1989).  Scheduling practices and games.  In V. Seefeldt (Ed.), Program for athletic coaches' education.  Carmel, IN:  Benchmark Press.

 

University of Arkansas

1996-present:  Associate Professor, Kinesiology
1991-1996: Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Michigan State University

1988-1991: Research Assistant, Sport Psychology
1987-88: Graduate Assistant, Physical Education

Albion College               

1983-87: Assistant Professor & Coach, Physical Education

Carthage College

1978-83: Assistant Professor & Coach, Physical Education

Indiana State University

1976-78: Graduate Assistant, Physical Education

Claymont High School

1974-76: Teacher/Coach, Physical Education

Fellow Status - Research Consortium of AAHPERD (March, 1994) 

       Outstanding Dissertation Award (Aug. 1992) - American Psychological Association, Div. 47

       Nominated for College of Education Outstanding Dissertation Award (April, 1992) -                         Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science, Michigan State University  

       Research Award  (Sept. 1991) - Southern Association for Physical Education of College

             Women

       Outstanding Doctoral Student  (May, 1991) - Department of Physical Education and Exercise           Science, College of Education, Michigan State University

       Sage Foundation Grant (March 1990) - College of Education, Michigan State University

       Clifford E. Erickson Memorial Scholarship (1990, April) - College of Education, Michigan

             State University

       Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (April, 1990) - Michigan State University Chapter

       Nominated for Excellence-in-Teaching Citation (1989, June) - Department of Health and                                Physical Education, Michigan State University

       Arthur R. and Pearl Butler Scholarship (1989, May)- College of Education, Michigan State                University

       University Graduate Fellowship (April, 1989) - College of Education, Michigan State                         University

       University Graduate Fellowship (November, 1987) - College of Education, Michigan State                 University