A sociological case study on the attitudes and behavior of students in urban Turkey

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Citation Formats
M. C. Ecevit, “A sociological case study on the attitudes and behavior of students in urban Turkey,” URBAN EDUCATION, pp. 550–564, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/31497.