Mallia Luca

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Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie Umane e della Salute - Sezione: 

Scienze Umane e Sociali


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Luca Mallia is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences-University of Rome "Foro Italico". He earned his PhD degree at the Sapienza-University of Rome in 2007, with which he actively collaborated in the past years. His research interests are focused on the analysis of the belief systems and decision making processes underpinning risky behaviors in young people, especially in sport domain. Over the years, this research focus has been pursued in the context of risky driving and doping use. In this research fields, he participated to international research programs, he was coauthor of several international publications, and received scientific awards.

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Most relevant publications in sport domain:

  1. Lazuras, L.,  Barkoukis, V.,  Loukovitis, A.,  Brand, R., Hudson, A., Mallia, L., Michaelides, M., Muzi, M., Petroczi, A. and  Zelli, A. "I want it all, and I want it now": Lifetime Prevalence and Reasons for Using and Abstaining from Performance and Appearance Enhancing Substances (PAES) among Young Exercisers in Five European Countries: Findings from the SAFE YOU Project. Frontiers in Psychology- Movement Science and Sport Psychology,8: 717. doi:
  2. Lucidi, F., Mallia, L., Alivernini, F., Chirico, A., Manganelli, S.,  Galli, F., Biasi, V. and Zelli, A. The Effectiveness of a New School-Based Media Literacy Intervention on Adolescents’ Doping Attitudes and Supplements Use. Frontiers in Psychology 8: 749. doi  
  3. Lucidi, F., Zelli, A., Mallia, L., Nicolais, G. Lazuras, L., Hagger, M. S. (2017). Moral attitudes predict cheating and gamesmanship behaviors among competitive tennis players. Frontiers in Psychology- Movement Science and Sport Psychology, 8: 571. doi:  
  4. Lazuras, L., Barkoukis, V., Mallia, L., Lucidi, F., Brand, R. (2017). More than a feeling: The Role of Anticipated Regret in Predicting Doping Intentions in Adolescent Athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 30: 196-204. 
  5. Mallia, L., Lazuras, L., Barkoukis, V., Brand, R., Baumgarten, Tsorbatzoudis, H., Zelli, A. Lucidi, F. (2016). Team-related Self-regulatory Processes in Doping Use: A Cross-national Study with Adolescent Athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 25:78-88. 
  6. Baumgarten, F., Lucidi, F., Mallia, L., Zelli, A., Brand R. (2016). Bury the inner hatchet: Complex propositions mediate the relationship of potentially discrepant implicit and explicit attitudes on doping intention. Performance Enhancement & Health, 5 (1),10-16 doi:   
  7. Girelli, L., Hagger, M., Mallia, L., Lucidi F. (2016). From Perceived Autonomy Support to Intentional Behaviour: Testing an Integrated Model in Three Healthy-Eating Behaviours. Appetite, 96, 280-292. doi:  
  8. Zelli, A., Lucidi, F., Mallia, L. (2015). The Complexity of Neuroenhancement and the Adoption of a Social Cognitive Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 1880. doi:  
  9. Lucidi, F., Pica, G., Mallia, L., Castrucci, E., Manganelli, S., Bélanger, J.J., Pierro, A (2015). Running away from Stress: How Regulatory Modes affect Stress through Passion. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. doi:
  10. Lucidi, F., Zelli, A., Mallia, L. (2013). The contribution of moral disengagement to adolescents’ use of doping substances. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 44, 331-350. doi: 2013.00.000 
  11. Mallia, L., Lucidi, F., Zelli, A., Violani C. (2013). Doping attitudes and the use of legal and illegal performance-enhancing substances among Italian adolescents. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22(3), 179-190. doi:
  12. Lombardo, C., Cuzzolaro, M., Vetrone G., Mallia, L., Violani, C. (2011). Concurrent validity of the Disordered Eating Questionnaire (DEQ) with the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) clinical interview in clinical and non clinical samples. Eating and Weight Disorders, 16, e188-e198.
  13. Zelli, A., Lucidi, F., Mallia L. (2010). The relationships among adolescents’ drive for muscularity, drive for thinness, doping attitudes and doping intentions. Journal of clinical sport psychology, 4 (1), 39-52.
  14. Zelli, A., Mallia, L., Lucidi, F. (2010). The contribution of interpersonal appraisals to a social-cognitive analysis of adolescents' doping use. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 11, 304-311. doi:  
  15. Lucidi, F., Zelli, A., Mallia, L., Grano, C., Russo. P.M., Violani, C. (2008). The Social-Cognitive Mechanisms Regulating Adolescents’ Use of Doping Substances. Journal of Sport Sciences, 26(5): 447-456. doi: