Bob Grove

Emeritus Professor, BA Furman, MA S. Methodist, PhD Florida State

  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 1659 Citations
  • 26 h-Index

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Personal profile


J. Robert Grove joined the academic staff of The University of Western Australia in 1984 and is an Emeritus Professor within the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health. His educational qualifications include a PhD in Movement Science from Florida State University, an MA in Social and Organisational Psychology from Southern Methodist University, and a BA in Psychology from Furman University. His professional qualifications include membership in the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Sport / Exercise Psychology and College of Health Psychology as well as registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Funding overview

Professor Grove and his colleagues have received research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Council for the Arts, Australian Rotary Health, the Western Australia Department of Education and Training, the Health Department of Western Australia, the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, and Healthway.

Previous positions

Acting Head of School (Sport Science, Exercise and Health), 2009

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences, 2007-2009

Teaching overview

Exercise and Sport Psychology

Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health



Research expertise keywords

  • Exercise and health psychology
  • Sport psychology
  • Self-concept and self-esteem
  • Stress, anxiety and coping
  • Overtraining and burnout
  • Exercise behaviour
  • Health habits

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Research Output

A Multisample Analysis of Psychometric Properties for the Malaysian Adapted Sport Anxiety Scale-2 Among Youth Athletes

Hashim, H. A., Shaharuddin, S. S., Hamidan, S. & Grove, B., 1 Feb 2017, In : Psychological Reports. 120, 1, p. 141-157 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 15 Citations (Scopus)
    310 Downloads (Pure)

    A comparison of coping-styles of individual and team athletes of Australia and the Netherlands

    Dollen, M., Grove, B. & Pepping, G., 2015, In : International Sports Studies. 37, p. 36-48

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    A process-oriented measure of habit strength for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity

    Grove, B., Zillich, I. & Medic, N., 2014, In : Health Psychology & Behavioural Medicine. 2, p. 379–389

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access