Rebecca Bonhag

Rebecca Bonhag
Sociology of Religion
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Ph.D. Sociology, Baylor University, expected 2022
M.A. Sociology, Baylor University, 2019
B.S. Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2016


Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2016. She obtained her Master’s degree in 2019 as a student in the Sociology of Religion program at Baylor. Her dissertation focuses on the concept of “mattering” and how it relates to emotional well-being, health, and religiosity. Currently, she is a fifth-year graduate student. Her research interests include the areas of gender, religion, mental health, family, and quantitative methodology.

Recent Publications

Bonhag, Rebecca and Laura Upenieks (equal authorship). 2021. “Mattering to God and to the Congregation: Gendered Effects in Mattering as a Mechanism between Religiosity and Mental Health.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

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.

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