Psychometric properties of the reassurance-seeking scale in a Turkish sample

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T. Gençöz and F. Gençöz, “Psychometric properties of the reassurance-seeking scale in a Turkish sample,” PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, pp. 47–50, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: