Laura Upenieks
Laura Upenieks
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Baylor University
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Love thy self? How belief in a supportive God shapes self-esteem
S Schieman, A Bierman, L Upenieks, CG Ellison
Review of Religious Research 59 (3), 293-318, 2017
Accumulation of economic hardship and health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Social causation or selection?
A Bierman, L Upenieks, P Glavin, S Schieman
Social Science & Medicine 275, 113774, 2021
Gender differences in self-esteem, unvarnished self-evaluation, future orientation, self-enhancement and self-derogation in a US national sample
W Magee, L Upenieks
Personality and Individual Differences 149, 66-77, 2019
Environmental disorder and functional decline among older adults: A layered context approach
MH Schafer, L Upenieks
Social Science & Medicine 124, 152-161, 2015
Using prosocial behavior to safeguard mental health and foster emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: A registered report of a randomized trial
A Miles, M Andiappan, L Upenieks, C Orfanidis
PloS one 17 (7), e0272152, 2022
The belief in divine control and the mental health effects of stressful life events: A study of education-based contingencies
L Upenieks, S Schieman
Review of religious research 63 (2), 183-215, 2021
An expanded model of the moral self: beyond care and justice
A Miles, L Upenieks
Social Science Research 72, 1-19, 2018
Does disorder get “into the head” and “under the skin”? Layered contexts and bi-directional associations
L Upenieks, MH Schafer, J Iveniuk
Health & Place 39, 131-141, 2016
Do racial differences in coping resources explain the Black–White paradox in mental health? A test of multiple mechanisms
P Louie, L Upenieks, CL Erving, CS Thomas Tobin
Journal of Health and Social Behavior 63 (1), 55-70, 2022
Changes in religious doubt and physical and mental health in emerging adulthood
L Upenieks
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 60 (2), 332-361, 2021
Does childhood religiosity delay death?
L Upenieks, MH Schafer, A Mogosanu
Journal of religion and health 60 (1), 420-443, 2021
Socially Distant? Social Network Confidants, Loneliness, and Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Bierman, L Upenieks, S Schieman
Social Currents 8 (4), 299-313, 2021
The powerful other: How divine control shapes the relationship between personal control and psychological distress
S Schieman, A Bierman, L Upenieks
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57 (1), 123-138, 2018
The age-graded nature of advice: distributional patterns and implications for life meaning
MH Schafer, L Upenieks
Social Psychology Quarterly 79 (1), 22-43, 2016
Trust in God and/or Science? Sociodemographic Differences in the Effects of Beliefs in an Engaged God and Mistrust of the COVID-19 Vaccine
L Upenieks, J Ford-Robertson, JE Robertson
Journal of religion and health 61 (1), 657-686, 2022
Religious attendance and physical health in later life: A life course approach
L Upenieks, MH Schafer
Journal of Health and Social Behavior 61 (4), 486-502, 2020
Beyond “Heartless Conservative” and “Bleeding Heart Liberal” Caricatures: How Religiosity Shapes the Relationship Between Political Orientation and Empathy
S Schieman, A Bierman, L Upenieks
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2019
Putting sex into context in later life: Environmental disorder and sexual interest among partnered seniors
MH Schafer, L Upenieks, J Iveniuk
The Gerontologist 58 (1), 181-190, 2018
Marital quality and well-being among older adults: A typology of supportive, aversive, indifferent, and ambivalent marriages
Y Liu, L Upenieks
Research on Aging 43 (9-10), 428-439, 2021
Disorderly households, self-presentation, and mortality: Evidence from a national study of older adults
MH Schafer, L Upenieks, A MacNeil
Research on Aging 40 (8), 762-790, 2018
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