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Losing My Religion: The Social Sources of Religious Decline in Early Adulthood
Many Americans exhibit declining religiosity during early adulthood. There is no consensus about why this occurs, though longstanding assumptions suggest the secularizing effects of higher education,… Expand
Early Marriage in the United States.
Despite drastic changes in the American family, a significant minority of Americans marry early. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 14,165), this study… Expand
Finding faith, losing faith : The prevalence and context of religious transformations during adolescence
Although the importance of social context in understanding religious "transformations " is commonly emphasized, we know little about the context in which transformations actually occur. Nor has the… Expand
Marriage and Mental Health among Young Adults
- J. Uecker
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of health and social behavior
- 9 February 2012
Marriage is widely thought to confer mental health benefits, but little is known about how this apparent benefit may vary across the life course. Early marriage, which is nonnormative, could have no,… Expand
Religion, Pledging, and the Premarital Sexual Behavior of Married Young Adults
- J. Uecker
- 1 August 2008
Social scientists know little about the effect of religion and abstinence pledging on premarital sex beyond adolescence. Evidence from a sample of married young adults in the National Longitudinal… Expand
Going most of the way: "technical virginity" among American adolescents.
Reports from academic and media sources assert that many young people substitute non-vaginal sexual activities for vaginal intercourse in order to maintain what could be called "technical virginity."… Expand
Religious Background and Gambling Among Young Adults in the United States
Despite the rapid growth of the gambling industry over the last 40 years, there have been few large-scale, nationally representative longitudinal studies of gambling among young adults. We use data… Expand
Alternative Schooling Strategies and the Religious Lives of American Adolescents.
- J. Uecker
- Sociology, Medicine
- Journal for the scientific study of religion
- 1 December 2008
I analyze the effects of Catholic schooling, Protestant schooling, and homeschooling on adolescents' religious lives and test three mechanisms through which these schooling strategies might influence… Expand
Bare Market: Campus Sex Ratios, Romantic Relationships, and Sexual Behavior
Using a nationally representative sample of college women, we evaluate the effect of campus sex ratios on women's relationship attitudes and behaviors. Our results suggest that women on campuses… Expand
Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying
1. The Partnerships and Practices of Emerging Adults 2. Inside Sexual Relationships 3. The College Campus-Sex 101? 4. No Strings Attached? Sex and Emotional Health 5. Marriage in the Minds of… Expand