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The Baptist Standard: Evangelicals have higher divorce rates, Baylor report says
Feb. 11, 2014
Baylor researchers Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and Joshua Tom and Brita Andercheck, doctoral candidates in the department of sociology, contributed research on 50 years of religious change (1964 to 2014) to a new report released by the Council on Contemporary Families. The report coincides with the 50-year anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, with research focusing on religious groups, racial and ethnic minorities and women. (This story was placed by Terry Goodrich, assistant director of media communications, who covers the department of sociology.)
Small Biz Survival: Want to help save your small town? Start your own business.
Feb. 4, 2014
List of reasons why starting a business is good for a small town mentions Charles Tolbert, Ph.D., professor and chair of sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, who conducted research that suggested small businesses hold many benefits in small communities. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering sociology and originally pitched Dr. Tolbert's research to national media in February 2012.)
North Dallas Gazette: Baylor study show for some groups in multiracial congregations, experiences are not equal
Dec. 18, 2013
A Baylor study shows that people who are part of a congregation's largest racial group are more likely to feel they belong and be more involved -- regardless of whether their group is barely half or nearly all of the members. Quoted in the article are Baylor sociologist Brandon C. Martinez, the study's lead author, and study co-author Kevin D. Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. (This story was placed by Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who is responsible for covering sociology.)
USA Today: Entrepreneurs opt to do business by the good book
Nov. 18, 2013
Article on the spirituality of various entrepreneurs cites a Baylor study that showed entrepreneurs tend to pray more frequently and see God as more personal than others. Quoted in the article is Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. Other researchers included Mitchell J. Neubert, Ph.D., associate professor and Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business in the Hankamer School of Business; Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology; and Jenna Griebel, doctoral candidate in sociology. (This story resulted from the original news release from June 4, 2013, by Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who is responsible for covering sociology.)
Harvard Business Review: Entrepreneurs Feel Closer to God Than the Rest of Us Do
Oct. 1, 2013
Interview with Mitchell J. Neubert, Ph.D., associate professor of management and entrepreneurship and Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business in the Hankamer School of Business, on his research conducted with Kevin Dougherty and Jerry Park, both associate professors of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Jenna Griebel, research assistant and Ph.D. student in the department of sociology, that found that American entrepreneurs pray more, see God as personal and attend services that support business.
ScienceBlog.com: Southerners Are Less Trusting, But Trust Needed to Save the Environment
July 31, 2013
A new study from Baylor University found that overall, Southerners are less trusting than Northerners and are therefore less likely to cooperate in pro-environment efforts. Quoted is researcher Kyle Irwin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Sociology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Southerners Are Less Trusting, but People Who Trust Are More Likely to Cooperate to Save the Environment, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (July 30, 2013) -- Southerners are generally not as trusting as people who live in other parts of the country, but trusting people are more likely to cooperate in recycling, buying green products and conserving water, a new Baylor University study on environmental protection shows.