Growing Up Perfect: Perfectionism, Problematic Internet Use and Career Indecision in Emerging Adults

Journal of counseling and development: JCD (Impact Factor: 0.62). 01/2011; 89:155-162. DOI: 10.1002/j.1556-6678.2011.tb00073.x

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