Assistant Professor of Sociology
One Bear Place, # 97326
Waco, Texas 76798-7326
Dr. Jeremy Uecker’s research focuses on religion, family, sexual behavior, stratification, mental health, and the transition to adulthood. His current projects include a study of the effects of religion and science perspectives 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. He is on research leave during Fall 2015.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Uecker, Jeremy E., Damon Mayrl, and Samuel Stroope. Forthcoming. “Family Formation and Returning to Institutional Religion in Young Adulthood.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Uecker, Jeremy E., Christopher G. Ellison, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Amy M. Burdette. Forthcoming. “Belief in Human Sinfulness, Belief in Experiencing Divine Forgiveness, and Psychiatric Symptoms.” Review of Religious Research.
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. 2015. “Social Context and Sexual Intercourse among First-Year Students at Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States.” Social Science Research 52: 59–71.
Uecker, Jeremy E., Lisa D. Pearce, and Brita Andercheck. 2015. “The Four U’s: Latent Classes of Hookup Motivations Among College Students.” Social Currents 2: 163–181.
Stroope, Samuel, Aaron B. Franzen, and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2015. “Social Context and College Completion in the United States: The Role of Congregational Biblical Literalism.” Sociological Perspectives 58: 120–137.
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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