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Negative perfectionism increases the risk of fatigue following a period of stress. / Dittner, Antonia J.; Rimes, Katharine; Thorpe, Susan.

In: Psychology & health, Vol. 26, No. 3, 03.2011, p. 253 - 268.

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Dittner, AJ, Rimes, K & Thorpe, S 2011, 'Negative perfectionism increases the risk of fatigue following a period of stress', Psychology & health, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 253 - 268. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440903225892

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Dittner, A. J., Rimes, K., & Thorpe, S. (2011). Negative perfectionism increases the risk of fatigue following a period of stress. Psychology & health, 26(3), 253 - 268. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440903225892

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Dittner AJ, Rimes K, Thorpe S. Negative perfectionism increases the risk of fatigue following a period of stress. Psychology & health. 2011 Mar;26(3):253 - 268. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440903225892

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Dittner, Antonia J. ; Rimes, Katharine ; Thorpe, Susan. / Negative perfectionism increases the risk of fatigue following a period of stress. In: Psychology & health. 2011 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 253 - 268.

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