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Dr. Jori Sechrist

Sechrist

EDUCATION:

2008 Doctor of Philosophy
2003 Master of Science
Purdue University
 West Lafayette, Indiana 
2001    Bachelor of Arts
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas

TEACHING INTERESTS:

Introduction to Sociology, Social Research, Theory, Marriage and Family, Ageing and Society, Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Society

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Intergenerational relations, parental favoritism, in-law relations, sibling relations, social support, family caregiving, race and ethnic variations in family relationships, religious similarity in family relationships

SCHOLARLY INTERESTS:

Selected Publications:

Jori Sechrist, J. Jill Suitor, Abigail Howard, and Karl Pillemer. 2014. “The Role of Equitable and Equal Support Exchange in Mother-Adult Child Relations.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(2): 285-299.

Karen Fingerman, Jori Sechrist and Kira Birditt. 2012. “Intergenerational Ties in a Changing World.” Gerontology, 59(1): 64-70.

Jori Sechrist, Suitor, J. Jill, Karl Pillemer, Megan Gilligan, Abigail Howard and Shirley Keeton. 2012. "Parent-Adult Child Relations in Later- Life Families." Pp. 153-182 in R. Blieszner and V. Bedford (Eds.), Handbook on Families and Aging. NY: Praeger.

Jori Sechrist, J. Jill Suitor, Catherine Riffin, Kadari Taylor-Watson, Karl Pillemer. 2011. “Race and Older Mothers’ Differentiation: A Sequential Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis.” Journal of Family Psychology, 25(6): 837-846.

Kathleen Abrahamson, Karl Pillemer, Jori Sechrist and J. Jill Suitor. 2011. “Does Race Influence Conflict Between Nursing Home Staff and the Family Members of Residents?” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 66: 750-755.  

Jori Sechrist, J. Jill Suitor, Nicholas Vargas, and Karl Pillemer. 2011. “The Role of Religious Similarity in the Quality of Parent-Child Relations: Differences within Families and Between Races” Research on Aging, 33 (1): 3-27.

Selected Conference Presentations: 

Sechrist, Jori and Yvette Alaniz. 2013. “Race and ethnic variations in intergenerational in-law relations.” Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. 

Sechrist, Jori, Howard, Abigail, J. Jill Suitor, and Karl Pillemer. 2012. “The Role of Equitable and Equal Support Exchange in Mother-Adult Child Relations.” Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Sechrist, Jori, J. Jill Suitor, Karl Pillemer, Megan Gilligan, Abigail Howard, and Shirley Keeton. 2011. “Aging Parents and Adult Children: The effects of Relationship Quality Across the Life Course.” Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA. 

Sechrist, Jori, Abigail Howard and J. Jill Suitor. 2010. “Within-Family Differences in Support: Comparisons among Whites, Blacks, and Latinos.” Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. 

Sechrist, Jori, Nicholas Vargas, J. Jill Suitor, and Karl Pillemer. 2009. “The Role of Religious Similarity in the Quality of Parent-Child Relations: Differences within Families and Between Races” Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.