Assistant Professor of Sociology
One Bear Place, # 97326
Waco, Texas 76798-7326
Dr. Jeremy Uecker’s research and teaching interests include religion, family, sexual behavior, stratification, mental health, and the transition to adulthood. His current projects include examinations of the gender gap in regretting hookups among college students, differences by religious background in the quality of the colleges students attend, and the role of family formation in bringing young adults back to religious institutions after curbing their involvement in early adulthood. Planned future projects include a study of the effects of religion and science beliefs on socioeconomic and religious outcomes, as well as a study of the changing role of religion in the family formation of young adults in the United States over the last 50 years.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Uecker, Jeremy E., and Charles E. Stokes. Forthcoming. “Religious Background and Gambling among Young Adults in the United States.” Journal of Gambling Studies.
Uecker, Jeremy E. Forthcoming. “Social Context and Sexual Intercourse among First-Year Students at Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States.” Social Science Research.
Uecker, Jeremy E., Lisa D. Pearce, and Brita Andercheck. 2015. “The Four U’s: Latent Classes of Hookup Motivations Among College Students.” Social Currents. Vol. 2(2) 163–181
Stroope, Samuel, Aaron B. Franzen, and Jeremy E. Uecker. “Social Context and College Completion in the United States: The Role of Congregational Biblical Literalism.” Sociological Perspectives.
Stroope, Samuel, Michael J. McFarland, and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2015. “Marital Characteristics and the Sexual Relationships of U.S. Older Adults: An Analysis of National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project Data.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 44:233-247.
Uecker, Jeremy E. 2014. “Religion and Early Marriage in the United States: Evidence from the Add Health Study.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:392–415.
Uecker, Jeremy E., and Jonathan P. Hill. 2014. “Religious Schools, Home Schools, and the Timing of First Marriage and First Birth.” Review of Religious Research 56:189–218.
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