Paul Yeatts, Ph.D.


Center for Research Design and Analysis

Paul Yeatts, Ph.D.

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Dr. Paul Yeatts serves as the Director of the Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA) housed under the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for Texas Woman's University. His primary role is oversee CRDA work in assisting faculty and students with research design and statistical analysis. This includes promoting the development of sound methodology and the correct use and interpretation of statistical analyses. Paul also promotes faculty research at TWU by assisting with the development of manuscripts and grant proposals. Finally, he leads dissertation cohorts that are designed to assist graduate students with data preparation, analysis, and write-up.
Paul is experienced in various advanced statistical analyses including multiple regression, ANOVA/MANOVA, exploratory factor analysis, structural equation modeling (including indirect effects models, confirmatory factor analysis, invariance testing, linear mixed models, and latent growth curve modeling), and hierarchical linear modeling (i.e., multilevel modeling). He is proficient with several software packages including Excel, SPSS, AMOS, HLM 7, LISREL and MPlus.
Paul’s personal research and publication efforts have been in the areas of exercise psychology and statistical analysis. Specifically, he has studied the role of physical fitness in relation to depression and psychological well-being among adolescent boys and girls. In addition, he has worked to promote the correct use and interpretation of various statistical analyses. Recent publications include, 'Physical fitness as a moderator of neuroticism and depression in adolescent boys and girls' and ‘The use of structure coefficients to address multicollinearity in sport and exercise science’.


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
M.S., Health, Exercise, and Sport Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
B.S., Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


Advanced Statistical Analysis; Academic Research and Publication

Latest Articles

Development of the Atheist Identity Concealment Scale (AICS)
Journal of Religion and Health (2021)
Paul E. Yeatts, Dena M. Abbott, Debra Mollen

Vitamin D Deficiency and Sleep Quality in Minority Pregnant Women
The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing (2020)
J. Woo, C. Giurgescu, S. Pencko, Paul E. Yeatts

Constraint induced movement therapy camp for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy augmented by use of an exoskeleton to play games in virtual reality
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics (2020)
H. Roberts, A. R. Shierk, J. N. Cleeg, D. S. Baldwin, L. Smith

Factor analysis of the Administrator Research Campus Climate Collaborative (ARC3) Survey
Health Education & Behavior (2020)
D. Scott Tilley, W. Want, A Kolodetsky, Paul E. Yeatts

Adolescents' Psychological Well-Being and their Perceptions of Parental Encouragement to Control Weight
Journal of Family Studies (2019)
Paul E. Yeatts, S. B. Martin, G. L. Farren

The Impact of Game Outcome on Affect of Military Wheelchair Basketball Players
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly (2019)
Paul E. Yeatts

Caught in a web of confusion: Assessing the readability of university webpages for victims of sexual assault
Journal of Forensic Nursing (2019)
S Duncan, D Tilley, J Wilson, P E Yeatts

The use of structure coefficients to address multicollinearity in sport and exercise science
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (2017)
Paul E. Yeatts, Mitch Barton, Robin K Henson, Scott B Martin

The association between neuroticism and depression in the context of physical fitness
Personality and Individual Differences (2017)
Paul E. Yeatts, Scott B Martin, Trent Petrie

Weight control behavior as an indicator of adolescent psychological well-being.
Journal of School Health (2016)
Paul E. Yeatts, Scott B Martin, Trent A Petrie, Christy Greenleaf

Moving beyond univariate post hoc testing in exercise science: A primer on descriptive discriminate analysis
Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport (2016)
Mitch Barton, Paul E. Yeatts, Robin K Henson, Scott B Martin

Shared decision-making in nursing homes: Factors associated with the empowerment of direct care workers.
Journal of Aging and Health (2015)
Dale E Yeatts, Paul E. Yeatts, O Solakoglu, G Seckin