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Johnson, Monica and Janel Benson. 2012. “Family Context, Parent-Child Relationships, and Achievement in Young Adulthood.”
In Early Adulthood in a Family Context, edited by Alan Booth, Susan L. Brown, Nancy Landale, Wendy Manning, and Susan M. McHale. New York: Springer.
Benson, Janel and Glen Elder, Jr. 2011. “Young Adult Identities and Their Pathways: A Developmental and Life Course Model.” Developmental Psychology, 14(6): 1646-1657.
Burdette, Amy; Wang, Victor; Elder, Glen H.; Hill, Terrence; Benson, Janel. 2009. “Serving God and Country? Religious Involvement and Military Service among Young Adult Men.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48(4): 794-804.
Benson, Janel and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson. 2009. “Adolescent Family Context and Adult Identity Formation.” Journal of Family Issues, 30(9): 1265-1286.
Benson, Janel. 2007. “Make New Friends but Keep the Old: Peers and the Transition to College.” Advances in Life Course Research, 12: 309-334.
Benson, Janel and Frank F. Furstenberg. 2006. “Entry into Adulthood: Are Adult Role Transitions Meaningful Markers of Adult Identity?” Advances in Life Course Research, 11: 199-224.
Benson, Janel. 2006. “Exploring the Racial Identities of Black Immigrants in the United States.” Sociological Forum, 21: 219-247.