Jeremy Uecker

Jeremy Uecker
Associate Professor of Sociology
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Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
M.A., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, Furman University, 2003

Biography

Dr. Jeremy Uecker received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and joined the Baylor faculty in 2012. His research focuses on religion, family, sexual behavior, stratification, mental health, and the transition to adulthood. Along with Paul Froese, he is working on a detailed study on the prayer among US adults based on the sixth wave of the Baylor Religion Survey. He is also conducting multiple studies on the role of religion in the lives of US adolescents.


Recent Publications

Upenieks, Laura, Jeremy E. Uecker, and Markus H. Schafer. “Couple Religiosity and Well-Being Among Older Adults in the United States.” Journal of Aging and Healthhttps://doi.org/10.1177/08982643211042159

Jeremy E. Uecker, Rebecca Bonhag, J.J. Burtt, Hannah R. Evans, and Amanda D. Hernandez (equal second authorship). 2021. “Religion and Attitudes toward Childlessness in the United States.” Journal of Family Issues. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X21994148

Longest, Kyle, C., and Jeremy E. Uecker. “It All Depends on How You Want to Believe: How Young Adults Navigate Religion and Science.” Review of Religious Research 63: 1–21.

Dew, Jeffrey, Jeremy E. Uecker, and Brian Willoughby. 2020. “Joint Religiosity and Married Couples’ Sexual Satisfaction.” Psychology of Religion & Spirituality. 12(2), 201-212.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Lindsay R. Wilkinson. 2020. “College Selectivity, Subjective Social Status, and Mental Health in Young Adulthood.” Society and Mental Health. 10(3), 257-275.

Pearce, Lisa D., Jeremy E. Uecker, and Melinda Lundquist Denton. 2019. “Religion and Adolescent Outcomes: How and Under What Conditions Religion Matters.” Annual Review of Sociology. 45, 201-222.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Paul Froese. 2019. “Religious Individualism and Moral Progressivism: How Source of Religious Authority Is Related to Attitudes About Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce, and Premarital Sex.” Politics and Religion. 12: 283–316.


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