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Jeremy Uecker

Assistant Professor of Sociology

One Bear Place, # 97326
Waco, Texas 76798-7326

Curriculum Vitae


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.

Recent Publications

Nelson, Justin J. and Jeremy E. Uecker. Forthcoming. “Are Religious Parents More Satisfied Parents?: Individual- and Couple-Level Religious Correlates of Parenting Satisfaction.” Journal of Family Issues.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Brandon C. Martinez. Forthcoming. "Why Women Regret Hookups More Often Than Men Do: An Analysis of the Online College Social Survey." The Sociological Quarterly.

Blake Victor Kent, Matt Bradshaw and Jeremy E. Uecker. Forthcoming. "Forgiveness, Attachment to God, and Mental Health Outcomes in Older U.S. Adults: A Longitudinal Study." Research on Aging.

Jeremy Uecker and Kyle C. Longest. Forthcoming. "Exposure to science, perspectives on science and relegion, and religious commitment in young adulthood." Social Science Research.

Xiuhua Wang and Jeremy E. Uecker. Forthcoming. "Education, Commitment, and Religious Tolerance in Contemporary China." Springer.

Henderson, W. Matthew, Jeremy E. Uecker, and Samuel Stroope. 2016. “The Role of Religion in Parenting Satisfaction and Parenting Stress among Young Parents.” The Sociological Quarterly. 57(2016):675-710.

Uecker, Jeremy E., Damon Mayrl, and Samuel Stroope. 2016. “Family Formation and Returning to Institutional Religion in Young Adulthood.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 55(2):384 - 406.

Uecker, Jeremy E., Christopher G. Ellison, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Amy M. Burdette. 2016. “Belief in Human Sinfulness, Belief in Experiencing Divine Forgiveness, and Psychiatric Symptoms.” Review of Religious Research. 58:1-26

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Charles E. Stokes. 2016. “Religious Background and Gambling among Young Adults in the United States.” Journal of Gambling Studies 32: 341-361.

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.