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Leaders’ achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees’ own achievement goals. / Sijbom, Roy; Lang, Jonas W. B.; Anseel, Frederik Jacques C.

In: Journal of Personality, Vol. 87, No. 3, 03.08.2019, p. 702-714.

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Sijbom, R, Lang, JWB & Anseel, FJC 2019, 'Leaders’ achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees’ own achievement goals', Journal of Personality, vol. 87, no. 3, pp. 702-714. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12427

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Sijbom, R., Lang, J. W. B., & Anseel, F. J. C. (2019). Leaders’ achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees’ own achievement goals. Journal of Personality, 87(3), 702-714. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12427

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Sijbom R, Lang JWB, Anseel FJC. Leaders’ achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees’ own achievement goals. Journal of Personality. 2019 Aug 3;87(3):702-714. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12427

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Sijbom, Roy ; Lang, Jonas W. B. ; Anseel, Frederik Jacques C. / Leaders’ achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees’ own achievement goals. In: Journal of Personality. 2019 ; Vol. 87, No. 3. pp. 702-714.

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