Dr. Nicole Bolter joined the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University in 2012. She has a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota where she specialized in sport and exercise psychology, an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in Educational Psychology, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Boise State, Dr. Bolter was a full-time kinesiology lecturer at San Francisco State University. During graduate school, she was a research assistant on a longitudinal evaluation project of "The First Tee", a positive youth development program designed to teach children and adolescents life skills through golf. She was a National Golf Coaches Association Academic All-American golfer for three years at Berkeley, and worked as an LPGA assistant golf professional for three years following graduation. Dr. Bolter's dissertation title was "Coaching for Character: Mechanisms of Influence on Adolescent Athletes' Moral Development", and her research continues to focus on the development of character through sport participation.
‘More Than a Game’: Impact of The First Tee Life Skills Programme on Positive Youth Development: Project Introduction and Year 1 Findings (with Maureen R. Weiss, Cheryl P. Stuntz, Jennifer A. Bhalla, and Melissa S. Price), Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health (2012)
This manuscript introduces our long-term project and provides Year 1 data on evaluating the effectiveness...
Coaching for Character: Development of the Sportsmanship Coaching Behaviors Scale (SCBS) (with Maureen R. Weiss), Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (2012)
Extensive knowledge exists about how coaches influence youth sport participants' motivational outcomes, yet less is...
Contributions to Books
Training for Life: Optimizing Youth Development Through Sport and Physical Activity (with Maureen R. Weiss and Lindsay E. Kipp), The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology (2012)
Moral and Motor Development (with Maureen R. Weiss), Human Motor Development : A Lifespan Approach (2012)
Coaching for Character: Mechanisms of Influence on Adolescent Athletes’ Sportsmanship Behaviors (with M. R. Weiss), Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (2011)