Investigating interdependent self in post-communist countries: A comparison of two Slovak and Danish generations

Radka Antalikova, Tia Gitte Bondesen Hansen, Manuel L. De La Mata Benitez, Rafael Martínez

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OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThe Journal of Social Psychology
Vol/bind158
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)337-349
ISSN1940-1183
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StatusUdgivet - 2018

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Investigating interdependent self in post-communist countries : A comparison of two Slovak and Danish generations. / Antalikova, Radka; Hansen, Tia Gitte Bondesen; Benitez, Manuel L. De La Mata; Martínez, Rafael.

I: The Journal of Social Psychology, Bind 158, Nr. 3, 2018, s. 337-349.

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