Jocelyn Wikle, Assistant Professor
Department: Family Life
Office: 2055 JFSB
Dr. Wikle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in public economics and labor economics. Dr. Wikle holds a Masters of Arts degree in economics from the University of Texas. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in economics and music from Brigham Young University. Dr. Wikle has taught or assisted various economics courses at four universities.
- Ph. D. in Economics from University of Texas, 2013
- M.A. in Economics from University of Texas, 2006
- B.A. in Economics and Music from Brigham Young University, 2002
Dr. Wikle researches family interactions, including parent resource investment in children (causes and consequences), adolescent contact with family members, and contextual factors affecting family interactions. She also researchers early childhood education policy, including consequences of policy on family outcomes. Her research uses a range of empirical evaluation techniques and practices.
- Wikle, J. S. (2021). The protective role of couple communication in moderating negative associations between financial stress and sexual outcomes for newlyweds. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 42(1).
- Wikle, J. (2021). Using Webcam Footage to Measure and Evaluate National Park Recreation Patterns. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 39(1).
- Wikle, J. S. (2020). Adolescent interactions with family and emotions during interactions: Variation by family structure. Journal of Family Psychology, 34(5), 544-554.
- Wikle, J. (2020). The Effects of Premarital Education Promotion Policies on U. S. Divorce Rates. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 26(1), 105-120.
- Wikle, J. (2019). Companionship patterns and emotional states of adolescents with and without siblings. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(2), 2190-2206.
- Wikle, J. S. (2019). An analysis of discussion forum participation and student learning outcomes. International Journal on e-Learning, 18(1), 205-228.
- Wikle, J., Jensen, A., & Hoagland, A. (2017). Adolescent caretaking of younger siblings. Social Science Research, 71, 72-84.