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John Hoffmann

Current Faculty

Research Areas

Substance use; Delinquent behavior; Sociology of religion.
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I am a professor of sociology at Brigham Young University, where I teach courses on applied statistics, research methods, criminology, and the sociology of religion. Prior to my arrival at BYU, I was a research scientist with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. I have also taught at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, the University of South Carolina, and Hokkaido University.

Selected Publications

Hoffmann, John P. 2023. “Parent-Child Relations, Religiousness, and Adolescent Substance Use Disorders.” Journal of Drug Issues 53(2): 335-356.

Hoffmann, John P. 2022. Linear Regression Models: Applications in R. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.

Hoffmann, John P., and Melissa S. Jones. 2022. “Cumulative Stress and Adolescent Substance Use: A Review of Twenty-First Century Literature.” Trauma, Violence & Abuse 23(3): 891-905.

Hoffmann, John P. 2021. “Social Learning, Social Bonds, Self-Control and Adolescent Nicotine Vaping.” Substance Use & Misuse 56(6): 819-830.

Hoffmann, John P. 2019. “Risk Preference Theory and Gender Differences in Religiousness: A Replication and Extension.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58(1): 210-230.

Hoffmann, John P. 2019. “Nonlinear Strain Effects on Delinquent Behavior and Depressive Symptoms.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 56(2): 213-253.

Hoffmann, John P. 2016. Regression Models for Categorical, Count, and Related Variables: An Applied Approach. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.