Brita Andercheck
E-mail: Brita Andercheck

Graduate Assistant
Sociology of Religion Track
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)
M.A., Sociology, 2013
M.A., American Government, Georgetown University, 2008
B.A., Political Science and History,Southern Methodist University, 2007

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Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-7073

Brita Andercheck’s research interests include the social impact of religion, fertility, family structure and wealth accumulation. Her dissertation is a Latent Class Analysis of Religious Styles, expanding the way religion is measured beyond and used analytically. This work addresses the intersection of religion, political opinion, economic location, and family structure.  Brita has publications at Teaching Sociology, Social Science Research and Social Currents.

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Uecker, Jeremy E., Lisa D. Pearce, and Brita Andercheck. “The Four U’s: Latent Classes of Hookup Motivations Among College Students.” Social Currents. 2015, Vol. 2(2) 163–181.

Ferguson, Todd W., Brita Andercheck, Joshua C. Tom, Samuel Stroope, and Brandon C. Martinez. “Occupational Stress, Self-Care, and Obesity among Protestant and Catholic Clergy in the United States: A National Study.” Social Science Research, 2015, Vol. 49 249-263.

Dougherty, Kevin and Brita Andercheck. “Using Facebook to Engage Learners in a Large Introductory Course” Teaching Sociology, 2014, Vol. 42(2) 95–104.