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rokka Full Name: Rokka Stella
Title: Associate Professor
Area of expertise: Aerobics and therapeutic exercise for the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
Sector: Exercise & Health
Laboratory:  Therapeutic Exercise
Telephone: +30 25310 39657
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office: Β3-3
Hours of listening students: Tue: 11.00-13.00

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  1. Filippou, F., Rokka, St., Kouli O., Koupani A., Bebetsos, E., Derri, V., Masadis, Gr., Kagianni, St. (2019). The Student’s behaviors’ Self-evaluation Scale in a Greek Educational frame. Annals of Applied Sport Science Journal (has been Accepted).
  2. Rokka, Stella, Kouli, Olga, Bebetsos, Evangelos, Goulimaris, Dimitrios, Mavridis, George (2019). Effect of Dance Aerobic Programs on Intrinsic Motivation and Perceived Task Climate in Secondary School Students. International Journal of Instruction, 12(1), p-ISSN: 1694-609X pp. Online First. January 2019.

    3. Masadis, Gr., Filippou, F., Derri, V., Mavridis, G., Rokka, S. (2019). Traditional Dances as a Means of Teaching Social Skills to Elementary School Students. International Journal of Instruction, 12(1), 511-520. 10.29333/iji. 2019.12133a.
    4. Filippou, F., Rokka, S., Pitsi, A., Gargalianos, D., Bebetsos, E., & Filippou, D. A. (2018). Interdisciplinary Greek traditional Dance Course: Impact on Student Satisfaction and Anxiety. International Journal of Instruction, 11(3), 363-374.

    5. Aikaterini Koupani, Stella Rokka and Evangelos Bebetsos (2017). Student interest-in-the-arts questionnaire (SIAQ): Validity evidence of the Greek version. Sport Science, 10(1), 29-34.

    6. Filippou Filippos, Rokka Stella, George Mavridis (2016). Examining the
    Motives for participating in dance activities, using the “physical activity and leisure motivation scale” (PALMS). Sport Science, 9(1), 42-49.

    7. Stella Rokka, George Mavridis, Zoe Mavridou, Antonios Kelepouris and
    Dafni-Anastasia Filippou (2015). Traditional dance as recreational activity: teenagers’ motives participation. Sport Science, 8(2), 75‐81.

    8. Polina Sofokleous*, Asimenia Gioftsidou, Paraskevi Malliou, Anastasia Beneka, Stella Roka, George Godolias (2015). Core Stability Program and Lower Extremities Proproception, Strength, Endurance and Functional Ability. Jacobs Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine, 1(3), 016.

    9. Malliou1 P., Rokka1 S., Beneka1 A., Gioftsidou1 A., Mavromoustakos2 S., Godolias1 G. (2014). Analysis of the chronic lower limb injuries occurrence in step aerobic instructors in relation to their working step class profile - a three year longitudinal prospective study. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 27(3), 361-370.

    10. Goulimaris D., Mavridis G., Genti M., & Rokka S. (2014). Relationships between basic psychological needs and psychological well-being in recreational dance activities. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 14(2), 277-284.

    11. S. Kordosi, A. Beneka, P. Malliou, S. Rokka, A. Gioftsidou, S. Tokmakidis (2014). Unilateral lower limbs strength training with thera-band(r) elastic resistance bands Improves functional ability and balance of the untrained contralateral limb. British journal of sports medicine (Impact Factor: 3.67), 48(7), 621. DOI:10.1136/bjsports-2014-093494.165
    12. Paraskevi Malliou, St. Rokka, G. Tsiganos, S. Mavromoustakos, G. Godolias (2013). Profile of Dance Aerobic Instructors’ Injuries, Part I. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 8(3), 806-812.

    13. Paraskevi Malliou, St. Rokka, G. Tsiganos, S. Mavromoustakos, G. Godolias (2013). Dance Aerobic Instructors’ Injuries in relation to external risk factors, Part II. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 8(3), 813-819.

    14. Malliou P., Rokka S., Beneka A., G. Mavridis & G. Godolias (2007). «Reducing risk of injury due to warm up and cool down in dance aerobic instructors». Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 20(1), 29 – 35.

    15. Beneka A., Malliou, P., Gioftsidou A., Kofotolis N., Rokka S., Mavromoustakos, S., Godolias, G. (2013). Effects of instructional and motivational self-talk on balance performance in knee injured. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 15 (2), 56-63.

    16. Gioftsidou A., Malliou P., Pafis G., Beneka A., Tsapralis K., Sofokleous P., Kouli O., Roka S., Godolias G. (2012). Balance training programs for soccer injuries prevention. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 7(3), 639-647.

    17. Malliou P., Gioftsidou A., Pafis G., Rokka S., Kofotolis N., Mavromoustakos S., Godolias G. (2011). Proprioception and functional deficits of partial meniscectomized knees. European Journal Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 47, 465-474.

    18. G. Mavridis, F. Filippou, St. Rokka, St. Bousiou, K. Mavridis (2004). The Effect of a Health-Related Aerobic Dance Program on Elementary School Children. Journal of Human Movement Studies, UK, 47, 337 – 349.

  3.  19. Filippou, F., Douka, St., Rokka, St., Pitsi, A., Masadis, Gr. (2019). Satisfaction Levels of Participants of Greek Dance Lessons: How Participation in Dance Performance and Age Differentiate it. International Journal of Humanities and Education (IJHE), 5(10), 114 - 125.

  4.  20. Rokka, S., Goulimaris, D., Mavridis G., Filippou, F., Bebetsos E. (2018). Investigation the Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Life Satisfaction between Physically Active and Non Active Adults. International Journal of Latest Research in Humanities and Social Science, 1(11), 95-103.

    21. G. Athanailidis, P. Malliou, A. Gioftsidou, S. Rokka, V. Malliou, S. Mavromoustakos, G. Godolias. (2013). Musculoskeletal Injuries involving Greek Junior Tennis Athletes. J. Med Sci Tennis, 18(1), 25-29.
    22. Stella Rokka, George Mavridis, Olga Kouli (2010). The Impact of Exercise Intensity on Mood State of Participants in Dance Aerobic Programs. Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, 17(3), 241 - 246.
    23. S. Rokka, O. Kouli, G. Mavridis, G. Kosta. (2009). Job Satisfaction among Dance Aerobic Instructors. The Cyprus Journal of Science, 7 (3), 1-7.
    24. O. Kouli, S. Rokka, G. Mavridis, V. Derri (2009). The effect of an aerobic program on health-related fitness and intrinsic motivation on elementary school pupils. Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, Volume 16, No 3, 301-306.
    25. S. Rokka, G. Mavridis, E. Bebetsos, K. Mavridis (2009). Competitive State Anxiety among Junior Handball players. E - The Sport Journal, Volume 12, Number 3.

    26. S. Rokka, G. Mavridis, O. Kouli, E. Bebetsos (2009). The effect of aerobic dance programs on the Psychological Mood State of adults in Greece. E - Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Journal, Volume ?, Edition ?, pages ? (Υπό δημοσίευση, acceptance letters 8 March 2009).

     27. F. Filippou, G. Mavridis, Rokka St., Laios A., Bousiou St., Mavridis K., Varsami D. (2005). The Effect of a Health-Related Aerobic Dance Programme in the Physical Abilities in Boys and Girls of Age 6 and 7 Year. The Cyprus Journal of Sciences, Volume 3, 33-45.

    28. G. Mavridis, F. Filippou, St. Rokka, K. Gallis (2004). Jeux dans la ville antique de Larissa : un exemple de jeux régionaux dans l’antiquité. Human Kinetics, Sport History Review, 35(2), 138-150.

     29. Filippou F., Mavridis G., Rokka St., Harahoussou I., Harahoussou Th. (2003). La femme et la danse dans la société grecque traditionnelle et contemporaine. Universite Democrite de Thrace, Departement de l'education physique et des Sciences du sport, Komotini, Grece. E-jriep, 4, 54-65.