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Jeremy Uecker

Associate Professor of Sociology

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

Curriculum Vitae


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. He is currently investigating the changing role of religion in the family formation of young adults in the United States over the last 50 years.

Revelant Tracks:  Sociology of Religion and Health and Society

Recent Publications:

Longest, Kyle, C., and Jeremy E. Uecker (equal authorship). Forthcoming. “Beliefs about World Origins and Educational Attainment.” Sociological Forum

Longest, Kyle C., and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2018 “Moral Communities and Sex: The Religious Influence on Young Adult Sexual Behavior and Regret.” Sociological Perspectives 61: 361–382.

Blake Victor Kent, Matt Bradshaw, and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2018. "Attachment to God, Forgiveness, and Mental Health Outcomes in Older U.S. Adults: A Longitudinal Study." Research on Aging 40(5): 456-479.

Nelson, Justin J. and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2018. “Are Religious Parents More Satisfied Parents?: Individual- and Couple-Level Religious Correlates of Parenting Satisfaction.” Journal of Family Issues 39: 1770-1796.

Denton, Melinda L., and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2018. “What God Has Joined Together: Family Formation and Religion among Young Adults.” Review of Religious Research 60: 1-22.

Stroope, Samuel, Heather M. Rackin, Jessica L. Stroope, and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2018. “Breastfeeding and the Role of Maternal Religion: Results from a National Prospective Cohort Study.” Behavioral Medicine 52: 319–330.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Lisa D. Pearce. 2017. “Conservative Protestantism and Horizontal Stratification in Education: The Case of College Selectivity.” Social Forces 96: 661-690.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Brandon C. Martinez. 2017. "When and Why Women Regret Sex in Hookups More Than Men Do: An Analysis of the Online College Social Life Survey." The Sociological Quarterly 58(3):470-494.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Kyle C. Longest. 2017. “Exposure to Science, Perspectives on Science and Religion, and Religious Commitment in Young Adulthood.” Social Science Research 65:145–162.

Wang, Xiuhua, and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2017. “Education, Religious Commitment, and Religious Tolerance in Contemporary China.” Review of Religious Research 59:157–182.

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 57:675-710.

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.