Jeremy Uecker

Associate Professor of Sociology
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2010 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
2006 M.A., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
2003 B.A., Political Science and Sociology, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Furman University


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.

Recent Publications

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

Dew, Jeffrey, Jeremy E. Uecker, and Brian Willoughby (equal 2nd-authors). Forthcoming. “Joint Religiosity and Married Couples’ Sexual Satisfaction.” Psychology of Religion & Spirituality.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Paul Froese. Forthcoming. “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.

Longest, Kyle, C., and Jeremy E. Uecker (equal authorship). 2018. “Beliefs about Evolution and Educational Attainment.” Sociological Forum 33: 950–973.

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. "Forgiveness, Attachment to God, 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.

Relevant Tracks:  Sociology of Religion and Health and Society

Dr. Uecker's Full Curriculum Vitae.

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