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David R. Johnson

Department Affiliation:  Sociology
Education: Ph.D., Sociology, Vanderbilt University, 1972
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POSITION TITLE:  Director, Survey Research Center and Professor of Sociology, Human Development and Family Studies and Demography


GRANTS: 

Marital Instability Over the Life Course

Rural/Urban Difference in Help-Seeking for Mental Disorders

Nebraska State Needs Assessment Project: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Hormones, Family Relations, and Child Development

Marital Change and Its Consequences

Community Context of Rural and Urban Child Neglect

Economic Decline and Psychosocial Impairment

Validity and Reliability of Single-Item Measure in Survey Research


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE: 

1969 Research Associate, Institute for Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development and the Family Health Study: George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee

1969-1971 Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska

1971-1974 Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska

1971-1976 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska

1976-1981 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska

1977-1978 Study Director, Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey

1981-2001 Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska

1983-1985 Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska

1985-1989 Co-Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska

1989-1992 Chairperson, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska

1994-2001 Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska

2001-present Professor of Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies; Director, Survey Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University


HONORS, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND FELLOWSHIPS: 

NDEA Graduate Fellowship, Vanderbilt University (1966-1969)

Gallup Research Professorship (1995-1997)


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: 

Johnson, D. R. , & Wu, J. (2002). An empirical test of crisis, social selection, and role explanations of the relationship between marital disruption and psychological distress: A pooled time-series analysis of four-wave panel data. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64, 211-224.

VanLaningham, J. , Johnson, D. R. , & Amato, P. R. (2001). Marital happiness, marital duration, and the U-shaped curve: Evidence from a five-wave panel study. Social Forces, 79, 1313-1341.

Johnson, D. R. , & Booth, A. (1998). Marital quality: A product of the dyadic environment or individual factors?. Social Forces, 76, 883-904.

Johnson, D. R. , & Elliott, L. A. (1998). Sampling design effects: Do they affect the analyses of data from the National Survey of Families and Households?. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 60, 993-1001.

Johnson, D. R. (1995). Alternative methods for the quantitative analysis of panel data in family research: Pooled time-series models. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 57, 1065-1077.

Booth, A. , Johnson, D. R. , White, L. K. , & Edwards, J. N. (1984). Women, outside employment, and marital instability. American Journal of Sociology, 90, 567-583.


 

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