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Can worriers be winners? The association between worrying and job performance. / Perkins, AM; Corr, PJ.

In: Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 38, No. 1, N/A, 01.2005, p. 25-31.

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Perkins, AM & Corr, PJ 2005, 'Can worriers be winners? The association between worrying and job performance', Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 38, no. 1, N/A, pp. 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2004.03.008

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Perkins, AM., & Corr, PJ. (2005). Can worriers be winners? The association between worrying and job performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 38(1), 25-31. [N/A]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2004.03.008

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Perkins AM, Corr PJ. Can worriers be winners? The association between worrying and job performance. Personality and Individual Differences. 2005 Jan;38(1):25-31. N/A. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2004.03.008

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Perkins, AM ; Corr, PJ. / Can worriers be winners? The association between worrying and job performance. In: Personality and Individual Differences. 2005 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 25-31.

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