Loneliness and solitude in adolescence: A confirmatory factor analysis of alternative models

Luc Goossens, Mathias Lasgaard, Koen Luyckx, Janne Vanhalst, Stéphanie Mathias, Eulalie Masy

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Udgivelsesdato: 6 august 2009
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPersonality and Individual Differences
Vol/bind47
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)890-894
ISSN0191-8869
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 6. aug. 2009
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

Loneliness
Statistical Factor Analysis

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Goossens, Luc ; Lasgaard, Mathias ; Luyckx, Koen ; Vanhalst, Janne ; Mathias, Stéphanie ; Masy, Eulalie. / Loneliness and solitude in adolescence: A confirmatory factor analysis of alternative models. I: Personality and Individual Differences. 2009 ; Bind 47, Nr. 8. s. 890-894.
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Loneliness and solitude in adolescence: A confirmatory factor analysis of alternative models. / Goossens, Luc; Lasgaard, Mathias; Luyckx, Koen; Vanhalst, Janne; Mathias, Stéphanie; Masy, Eulalie.

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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