Arielle Kuperberg, Ph.D.
Current Research 
Working Papers and Papers Under Review

1. Partner Meeting Contexts and Risky Activity During College Student's Opposite and Same Sex Hookups (With Joseph Padgett)

We examine the Online College Social Life Survey (OCSLS), a survey collected between 2005 and 2011, to explore variation in participation in dates, hookups and long-term relationships among college students (N=22,589) at 22 United States colleges and universities. Considerable variation is found engagement in these three forms of partnering or no partnering on college campuses by gender, sexual orientation, age, religious attendance, GPA, Greek membership, living situation and contextual features of the university including Greek presence, size of classrooms and percent of students on campus who are female. We discuss theoretical reasons for group-based differences including differences in desires for partnering and differences in social desirability and opportunities to meet partners and engage in partnering.(Under Review)

2. Selection into Hookups, Dates and Long-term Relationships: Demographic and Campus Correlates (With Joseph Padgett)

We examine the Online College Social Life Survey (OCSLS), a survey collected between 2005 and 2011, to explore variation in participation in dates, hookups and long-term relationships among college students (N=22,589) at 22 United States colleges and universities. Considerable variation is found engagement in these three forms of partnering or no partnering on college campuses by gender, sexual orientation, age, religious attendance, GPA, Greek membership, living situation and contextual features of the university including Greek presence, size of classrooms and percent of students on campus who are female. We discuss theoretical reasons for group-based differences including differences in desires for partnering and differences in social desirability and opportunities to meet partners and engage in partnering. (Under Review)

3.
Premarital Cohabitation and Direct Marriage in the United States, 1964-2013 Abstract: Rates of premarital cohabitation rose rapidly between 1964 and 2013.  Using the 1988 National Survey of Families and Households (N=3,106) and the 1995, 2002, 2010 (N=10,897) and 2013 waves of the National Survey of Family Growth, I examine changes in premarital cohabitation and selection into premarital cohabitation and direct marriage (marriage without premarital cohabitation), and reasons for these changes.  Results regarding selection demonstrate that early premarital cohabitors were more educated, had more educated mothers, and were less religious.  Since then direct marriers have become an increasingly select group that is more educated, have more educated mothers, and is more religious. 

Projects In Progress / Planning Stages

UNCG students and prospective graduate students interested in working on this research should contact Dr. Kuperberg directly to discuss paid and unpaid research opportunities

4. Marital status, number of children, and gender specialization in housework among co-residing couples in 1988 and 2002

Examines differences over time in the impact of marriage and childbearing on the gendered division of housework in co-residential relationships.

5. Sexual Identity among College Students Engaging in Same-Sex Hookups.

Who are students who identify as heterosexual but engage in same-sex hook-ups? How do they differ in areas such as level of sexual activity, lifetime sexual experiences, demographic characteristics and attitudes compared from those who engage in same-sex hookups but identify as homosexual? Both those who engage in female-female and male-male hookups are examined using the OCSLS, a large dataset of students at 22 universities.

6. Stay at Home Fathers Project (With Pamela Stone)

7. Student Loans Project (With Joan Mazelis)

8. Successful Women Project